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‘Squire Boone’s Keep’ takes 3rd Place at juried show

Squire Boone’s Keep

My image of one of Indiana’s natural treasures secreted deep within Squire Boone Caverns south of Corydon, titled “Squire Boone’s Keep,” was awarded Third Place in the Photography category in the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Association’s Associate Members Show.

The annual juried show is the July featured exhibit in the CBAA’s Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.

I am a descendant of Squire Boone Jr., one of Indiana’s most prominent pioneers and brother of the famous Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone.

Squire Boone Jr.  discovered the original cave opening about 1790 while trying to escape pursuing Indians.

Squire Boone Jr. later owned the land above the caverns in Mauckport, Indiana, where he built his home and the first grist mill in 1809 in Harrison County. His son, Moses Boone, settled in Putnam County, Indiana, and Moses’ daughter, Susan Boone Rissler, was my great-great-great-grandmother. Moses and Susan are buried in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery in Putnam County.




‘Pareidolia: Breaking the Surface’ takes Best of Show

On June 30, I was notified that I had received the greatest honor an artist can achieve as an associate member of Covered Bridge Art Association in Rockville, Parke County, Ind.

My entry for the July 2014 Associate Members Show,  “Pareidolia: Breaking the Surface,” in the 3D category, received First Place and Best of Show. It is on display in The Gallery on the square in Rockville through July 27. As the top winner, the CBAA awarded me a solo exhibition in August 2015!

Pareidolia: Breaking the Surface
Pareidolia: Breaking the Surface

I included this artist statement with my entry:

“The image was captured while I sat along the edge of Big Raccoon Creek in Mansfield, Ind.

I purposely chose the glossy finish of an aluminum panel to highlight the rich colors of stone and moss secreted just below the surface, and a frame of tempered glass with a glacier pattern to enhance the perception of water in motion. The base ­– sandstone cut from the Mansfield quarry – complements the rock in the creek bed.

Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon of seeing faces, figures, or animals in clouds, tree bark, wood grain, rock, marble, sand, smoke, shadows, water or any non-homogeneous area where they do not actually exist.

I did not know until I downloaded the image to my computer that I had captured, in camera, what I see as a perfect example of pareidolia breaking the surface.”

For those who may not see what I see in the image … the piece is subtitled “Dog Paddling Past Mansfield.” Now do you see what I see?

At this same show, my “Peach Bandits” image on watercolor giclee paper and framed in a tree bark textured frame, took Third Place in the Photography category.

Peach Bandits on Watercolor Giclee Paper
Peach Bandits on Watercolor Giclee Paper

I am blessed and sincerely thank the Covered Bridge Art Association for the opportunity to achieve this great honor … and in my first year as an associate member!!