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‘Voodoo’ and ‘Flood of Emotions’ receive awards in Abstract April show


It is a great honor to receive recognition for my photography-based abstracts in the Abstract April show on display through April 30, 2022, at the Covered Bridge Art Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.

Judge Cheryl Harris, a professional designer, illustrator, fine artist and muralist from Covington, Indiana, awarded my ‘Voodoo’ First Place in the Photography (Digitally Enhanced) category and Best of Show!

(April 30 update: I was pleasantly surprised at the closing reception and awards ceremony to learn that “Voodoo” will have a new home with a Rockville art collector!)

I created my entry using a photograph I made of a sunrise over Kentucky Lake. It is a dye sublimation process on high gloss HD metal with a silver flush mount presentation.

In addition, my ‘Flood of Emotions’ received a Third Place in the same category. It is another one-of-a-kind creation using the same photograph of Kentucky Lake. It also is my first image I presented on textured metal and then had it float-mounted off a brushed aluminum background.

Rockville is in Parke County, Indiana, the Covered Bridge Capital of the World.

More abstract art created during the pandemic


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 “Voodoo” 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.

Voodoo on canvas

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

Either way, “Voodoo” is very abstract in nature. The metallic gold and silver are very fluid. And those eyes! They might put a spell on you!

Now, how many images do you see in the second abstract??

Here’s one explanation of my “Glowing Avalanche” landscape I found on the internet: “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.