• Photos by Catherine Rutgers, with (sometimes dramatic) transformations.
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Urban skies have their own particular kind of light, and I devote a good portion of the day to watching it change.
Party Over Here
Every party should envelop guests in an alternative environment.
Altered State: In Motion
I love a blur that is created without a filter.
A row of burning candles, some
taken with flash, some without.
Interlude with a Goddess
It was around this magical time that I decided Athena needed to be washed.
Good Friend Down
They are giants.
24 Ecstatic Minutes: The Clear as Mud Session
It was sparkly and windy out there. To keep my hair out of the viewfinder I had to wrap it around one hand and hold the camera with the other.
Green Springs Forth!
Being curious to know exactly what the vernal equinox is …
The Art of Compost
Every single bucket had its own smell. Always sensational, often fragrant: mint, orange peel, fresh coffee grounds. As I chopped and snipped, everything else fell away.
Down on my belly to take these pics, I realize there’s an entire little ecosystem happening here, including the slugs and snails.
My own little movie. Both dull and scary. Devoid of meaning, yet somehow setting the stage.
A New Beginning of Time
Grounded in the compost project of August through December 2011 and translated into a universe.
Almost every day I’m manipulating the world behind the glass through many daylight and nighttime hours.
Serious Playground: A Time-Release Capsule of Art in the Studio
As an artist, I have freedom to include, omit, or transform. For the sequence you’ll see here, I want to balance the leeway with respect.
Perennial Love Light: The Very Cherry Edition
I knew there was something tasty hovering at the edges of my memory, and early yesterday evening, and oh what a lovely feeling, the bit that had been pestering, pestering me was resolved.
And, Now, a Bit of Green
Let us harken back to the early days of the 2013 growing season, long before the riotous appearance of purple and orange and pink and yellow and red …