M E E T T H E M A K E R S
And the creative forces of people who apply their inspiration, talent, and hands-on effort to shape materials from the earth.
It can be said that a tapestry is a complexity of unrelated items until it is woven together to create a unified image, where its elegance is marked by simplicity. As master weaver of found materials and adventurous circumstances, Shannon's work flawlessly blends homestead comfort with urban edge. Her signature imprint is left wherever she goes whether it's the capstone comment to a conversation or the pivotal piece in visual display.
How can you get strength of spirit from a bottle? Potent and uncomplicated, Julie frames her life the same way she crafts the juices. Spend a day with her and find out how she lives in raw element form; pressing for the best parts to get big screen experiences. Then stand back and watch the show - because she'll blend another great story that's so satisfying it'll leave you begging for more.
Whether it's Brooklyn roof top real estate or farming terrain in Berks County, Tim Stark looks for nature's windows of opportunity. His plant palate is subject to the will of the elements and success is marked by an ability to respond to and cultivate the right environmental conditions. He will humbly tell you that tomato vines grow like weeds, as though it's that easy to contain the chaos of 36,000 of them in a season and arrive with truckloads to market in New York City. When you have a chance to be nourished by his bounty and sit with a few of his written works, you'll be endeared by his ability to squeeze through the eye of the needle.
When composing through the viewfinder, the camera becomes a tool for creating abstractions and emphasizing soft natural light. Patricia's work as a fine art photographer incorporates early historic techniques with contemporary alternative processes. Her background in print and papermaking combines her love of camera work with fine art techniques such as applying paint brushed light-sensitive emulsion onto watercolor, handmade paper and fabric; often adding surface treatments such as oil paints, pastels, graphite and encaustics. Patricia brings comfort and ease to portrait sittings that often represent life milestones such as mother and child, natural boudoir, maternity.