On March 11 received invite letter to national juried art exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts. How could I not enter "Milky Way Over the Keys" into the "Starry Starry Night" call. Will be showing in AZ next month, about 40 miles from Tucsan. 30x30 inches on metal ready to hang. Check-out exhibit and my piece.
From all the possibilities, honored to have "Whiteout" selected as the gift given to the 300 plus volunteers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for National Volunteers Week 2021. It was printed on lens cloth to use on glasses and camera lenses. Sized 6.5 x 6.5 inches. Along with the cloth they received my interpretative statement:
Sometimes the weather forecasts get it right. It said that starting at Noon on Friday a front would roll into the Great Smoky Mountains area. They predicted a 100 percent chance of rain for the next 36+ hours.
Like clockwork, the rain came. It started pouring just as I arrived at the top of Grotto Falls!
The rain continued for several days.
With this being the last weekend of my Artist Residency at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I decided to brave the constant rain and return that Sunday to a place I had visited often for sunrise and sunset. The camera, the tripod, and I all wore rain gear.
For an hour I watched and waited, as "smoke" slowly drifted lower and lower across the valley at Morton's Overlook, to capture this decisive moment of clouds, mist and fog over the Smokies.
Phoenix, GRSM Artist-In-Resident
It's an honor ever time I'm asked to show original works photographed at this historic home and Fort Lauderdale treasure, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. On July 5, 1984, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places." The former winter home of artist Frederic Clay and Evelyn Bartlett.
Pictured above: Top - "Bonnet House Brazilian Spider Monkey". Bottom - "Path to Bonnet House".
Evelyn Bartlett had a pet monkey and bought 30 to 40 monkeys to live in the trees of the estate. When a local bar, LeClub, that featured monkeys closed they fled to the Bonnet House. Perhaps three survive there today.
If interested, visit or contact Bonnet House directly: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-563-5393 or feel free to contact me and I'll do it for you and make the arrangement to pick up.
Honored to be selected for Pinecrest Gardens' online store, http://shop.pinecrestgardens.org/.../photographs-by-phoenix. Pictured is "Pretty in Pink," 16x24 inches on metal, one of the pieces in the collection.
For those of you who are local or perhaps visited as a tourist, today's Pinecrest Gardens is a botanical garden located in what was the original location of the Parrot Jungle, a theme park started in 1936 until they relocated to the city of Miami's Watson Island in 2003. So many happy memories here.
First weekend in May started with wonderful coverage in The Mountain Press. Thanks Juli Neil and TMP for running article on story behind the "Disappearing Hemlock" photograph taken during my Artist in Residence at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Biggest TY goes to GSMNP forester Jesse Webster for working so hard to save these trees and the eco-systems they support.
So honored that one of my images inspired a reporter to research this conservation story.
Intuitive Soul Photographer of nature, wildlife and people. Be inspired!