I have always had a romance with trains, signs, things that develop a beauty all of their own as they age and wear. The beauty of functionality and purpose. And all these crushes come together for me in a series of photographs I took of old trains, a collection I named Iron Horses.
Iron Horses was exhibited for over a year in a one-person show at the Dayton Historic Depot in Dayton, Washington and for three months as the first exhibit to be presented in Seattle's historic Union Station. This series of photographs won a 4Culture grant in 2011 and was exhibited in several King County Libraries.
Many of the photographs from the Iron Horses collection have been sold. Please see my Shop if you are interested in purchasing an Iron Horse photograph.
“It was totally enjoyable going through your portfolio. You take some very lovely and poetic shots.”
Suzi Andiman, Editor, www.GreatAmericanStations.com
“Stations, airports, seaports and various locations of transition are wonderful points of personal reflection.
"Where am I going in life?" "Where did I get off track?" "What do I really want?"
Questions of this sort lead us to search. This search becomes aspiration if we are surrounded with suggestive beauty.
And then, one looks up and there is your exhibit.”
Richard Collins, Art Collector, inLingua, Verona, Italy