Category Archives: Landscapes

“Through the syc-a-mores …” goes to personal art collection


This is one of three Dresser’s Legacy pieces I created for Indiana’s Bicentennial which later received an Honorable Mention in the TREES Inc. Bicentennial Trees photography contest.

Description: Sycamore tree in fall framed by the sculpture “A Song For Indiana” by Terre Haute artist Teresa Clark located near the Paul Dresser Home in Fairbanks Park along the banks of the Wabash River, framed by Dresser’s sheet music that later became the Indiana State Song.

It is on display through Jan. 2 in Swope Art Museum Education Center as part of River City Art Association’s “Pearls of the Wabash” companion exhibit to a Smithsonian Institute Water/Ways exhibition in West Terre Haute, made possible by Indiana Humanities and hosted by RiverSCAPE in Terre Haute. After Jan. 2, it will be in the personal art collection of a Terre Haute resident.

The RCAA/Swope exhibit opened Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 2. Of the 43 pieces by 16 RCAA artists I also have on display my Rivière Haute, a photograph I made in April 2013 of the flood in Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute where the Wabash River crested at 27 feet. Rivière Haute was later juried into the 2013 TREES Inc. “Trees and The River” photography contest exhibit in the Vigo County Public Library.

Also purchased in RCAA’s Pearls of the Wabash exhibit is the Dresser’s Legacy set titled My Indiana Home and Banks of the Wabash, Far Away that I created for Indiana’s Bicentennial. Also framed by the sculpture “A Song For Indiana” by Terre Haute artist Teresa Clark located near the Paul Dresser Home in Fairbanks Park along the banks of the Wabash River, framed by Dresser’s sheet music that later became the Indiana State Song.

A second RCAA reception for “Pearls of the Wabash” will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in the same Swope location during the Miracle on 7th Street event in downtown Terre Haute. A meet and greet with some of the artists will be Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

There you can also view my photography-based abstract “Wetland: “Flood of Emotions” on textured metal, floated off etched aluminum background.

“Flood of Emotions” on textured metal, floated off etched aluminum background.

More abstract art created during the pandemic


Photography based abstract 2020; original 2014 image of sunrise over Kentucky Lake

As the year of the novel coronavirus draws to a close, I have a few more abstracts to add to the illustrations of my life story.

I added “Molten Images” and “Glowing Avalanche” to my collection of COVID-19 influenced creations. These photography-based digital abstractions evolved from a photographic image I made in 2014 of a sunrise over Kentucky Lake.

Molten Images on canvas-signed

I usually process my abstracts on high gloss aluminum, but I wanted to add this view of how “Molten Images” would look on 3/4-inch mirror-image wrapped canvas … which I think gives it even more impact visually.

Either way, “Molten Images” is very abstract in nature. The metallic gold and silver are very fluid.

Now, how many images do you see in this abstract??

Glowing Avalanche

Here’s one explanation of my “Glowing Avalanche” landscape — “Volcanic eruptions happen when lava and gas are discharged from a volcanic vent. … The most dangerous type of volcanic eruption is referred to as a ‘glowing avalanche‘. This is when freshly erupted magma forms hot pyroclastic flow which have temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees.”

Note: I decided on this title BEFORE the recent eruption of the volcano in Hawaii.

Side note: I also thought of “Fire on the Mountain” but the wildfires were raging in the western United States at the time. So not to appear insensitive to the personal loss of many,  I pushed that possible title aside until that devastating 2020 event was less of a hot topic in the news.