Composites Exhibit

Journey into an imaginative world with digital collages created from original photographs and drawings.  As Henry David Thoreau said, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see."

All profits were donated to the Center

Video tours produced by the Center and by the Camera Club of Richmond
Who's There?
Who's There?

A woodland visitor adds interest to an iconic 'road disappearing over the horizon' image. 14 x 11 inches

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Ginter's Garden
Ginter's Garden

If you have ever visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, take a close look at this piece. You will see a boy feeding turtles in the pond behind the tea house, the treehouse in the Children's Garden, the rose-covered pergola, and so much more. The longer you look, the more you will find. 16 x 24 inches

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Fran's Garden
Fran's Garden

A gentle shower refreshes the blooms in Fran's garden.11 x 14 inches

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The Root
The Root

Located at the base of the spine, the root chakra is associated with the color red and functions as our energetic center of safety and grounding. 11 x 14 inches

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Summer Mandala
Summer Mandala

Double-crested cormorants sail to the stars above a tapestry of flowers photographed at South of the James Farmers Market. 11 x 14 inches

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Autumn Mandala
Autumn Mandala

It was a sunny day in November but a cold wind blew across the fields nudging the wind chime on the back porch at Ruth’s house. The sky was that brilliant blue that we only see in autumn. 11 x 14 inches

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Red-Billed Leiothrix
Red-Billed Leiothrix

Photographed this little nest builder at the amazing National Aviary in Pittsburg in April 2018. Also known as the Peking Robin, the Leiothrix is native to India, Butan, Burma, Nepal, and parts of Tibet. 10 x 10 inches

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Bridled White Eye 1
Bridled White Eye 1

The National Aviary in Pittsburg is home to this endangered bird from Guam. 10 x 10 inches

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Bridled White Eye 2
Bridled White Eye 2

The National Aviary in Pittsburg is home to this endangered bird from Guam. 10 x 10 inches

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Red Hot Blues
Red Hot Blues

This is blues guitarist Ana Popovic performing at The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA. The image alterations are an attempt to capture the energy of her music. 11 x 14 inches

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Monroe's Birdcage
Monroe's Birdcage

The "birdcage" is the nickname for the cast iron structure over the resting place of James Monroe, fifth President of the US, in Hollywood Cemetery. This photo was created using light painting techniques. During this long exposure, I 'painted' the structure with flashlights covered with yellow and green gels and then walked across the field of view holding a string of blue lights.18 x 12 inches

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Patina
Patina

The subject of this piece is the bloom of an Oak Leaf Hydrangea in my yard. 12 x 18 inches

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Lotus Mandala
Lotus Mandala

Resplendent in the pinks and greens of the heart chakra, this mandala emerges from a lotus flower, which symbolizes spiritual awakening.

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Stone Mandala
Stone Mandala

Layers of greens, blues, and purples (the colors of the heart, throat, brow, and crown chakras) conceal a stone statue of the Buddha. 10 x 10 inches

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Sunflower Mandala
Sunflower Mandala

A palette of vivid blues, yellows, and magenta adorn this mandala framed by sunflowers. My mother's favorite flower, sunflowers have many positive meanings including friendship, peace, and light.

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Autumn Harvest
Autumn Harvest

How many squirrels do you see? Count them carefully...1, 2, 3. One squirrel has paused for an acorn break. This piece glows with the russets of autumn. You can almost smell the cinnamon and maple.16 x 20 inches

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Jubilation
Jubilation

Passion and joy personified. The percussionist felt the rhythm so intensely that he closed his eyes and lifted his face to the sky. The subject of this composite is a performer at the 2018 Richmond Folk Festival. It is apparent from the emotion on his face that he is engrossed with the music.12 x 12 inches

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Congolese Contemplation
Congolese Contemplation

The focal point of this digital composite is a carving from a 2019 exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, "Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa". I was struck by the carving's similarities to images of Buddha: heavy-lidded eyes, protruding ears, and circular symbol on the forehead. The circular symbol is repeated on each cheek. As a student of energy healing, I recognized those facial three points as significant in EFT (emotional freedom techniques) or tapping. 12 x 12 inches

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Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed

Everything is energy and changing all the time. Energy is never destroyed, just transformed. These flowers were wilted and about to be deposited in the trash but I paused to photograph them first. The outlines remind us of their former beauty before they transitioned. 14 x 11 inches

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Evening Paddle
Evening Paddle

The sun sets slowly as two paddlers revel in the serenity of the evening...after the heat of the sun has retreated and before the river is shrouded in darkness. 10 x 10 inches

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Inside Out
Inside Out

World peace begins with inner peace. Whenever we feel overwhelmed by conflict around the world, we can take a moment to cultivate compassion internally and radiate that care to others.12 x 10 inches

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May All Beings
May All Beings

10 x 10"

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Forest Glade Buddha
Forest Glade Buddha

In this piece the Buddha offers dharma in the deer park in Sarnath.10 x10 inches

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Om
Om

10 x10"

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