Almost all the images in this show are close-up portraits of flowers. Almost all the portraits were shot outdoors, in season, in gardens on Bainbridge Island.
One image differs markedly from the rest. It shows the interior of a gardener's shed, looking toward a wall of garden tools. I wanted to pull back to that vantage, to anchor the show in at least one representation of the physical work it takes to maintain a garden.
With each image, I hope there will be a sense of individual beauties found by luck, shared forms and patterns printed there, and an echo of the human care that helped these flowers grow.
July 2, 2012