What is the purpose of a website?  As I introduce my site I am uncertain whether to address my Artist Statement to new viewers or to my friends and patrons who periodically visit the site for a ‘jolt of excitement’.   I love to capture images that make me laugh or gasp or weep and I enjoy sharing those images.   I appreciate the technology that allows me to do all the things I do--the cameras, the computers, etc.  But most important in my artistic process is the 'eye' both that of the photographer and that of the viewer.  I consider art to be worth viewing if it has the ability to impact one’s total being, changing a perception, providing a sense of awe, excitement or peace.

 
Feathers

Feathers

 

My photos reflect my delight in the world.

My abstract work has as its genesis an actual photo that I have taken. I take that image and ‘fadiddle around’ until the image becomes something very different. What I create speaks to me of the essence of the object or scene.

Other bodies of work that I do demonstrate the striking beauty and/or power of the actual object. Be it feathers or shells or the trunk of a tree-- nature deserves more than a cursory look.

Another focus of mine is capturing moments that can only be titled ‘serendipitous’. To be in the right place at the right time with my camera at the ready—that is one of my definitions of happiness

Reflections

Reflections

I can be reached at kler@rabinow.net or via Korologos Gallery, Basalt Colorado [art@korologos.com] for further information.  

Website edited 6/19