ODE TO CONSTABLE
2009-2017

The British painter, John Constable, made a practice of what he called "skying."  He would do small painted sketches of clouds, in preparation for his large landscape paintings.  He had a remarkable understanding of the shape and structure of clouds, and he would note the atmospheric conditions and time of day on the back of his sketches.  In an age of growing scientific awareness, Constable announced to a friend in 1823, "I am a man of clouds."

I am a woman of clouds. In my series of photographs, "Ode to Constable," I give form to the fleeting clouds of early dawn and sunset, in locations as varied as Vermont and South Carolina and Iceland and New Mexico.


Archival digital photographs on rag paper. Available 10x10, 15 x 15 and 20x20 in.