Curator's Choice: New Additions to the Collection
This week we highlight some recent additions to the collection that have caught the eyes of our curators. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!
Alexander S. Kunz manages to turn a rugged natural terrain into a beautifully abstract artwork. Taken in the Southern Anza Borrego desert in California, the unique textures and stunning colors of the geography were framed in such a way as to create an image altogether different than what you might expect from a nature photograph.
Brad Mitchell gives his viewer a peaceful moment with this photograph, and his handling of color is excellent. The centered horizon line is interrupted by a lone tree that feels quietly noble against the open background.
Douglas Knisely's closeup of a brightly colored succulent plant is a stunner. Capturing all of the colors of the rainbow, it's a beautiful meditation on the wonders of the natural world, and would look great in muted décors that need a pop of color.
Quinta Scott's love of nature and her exploratory spirit comes through in her photographs that act as artful documents of the places she visits and their defining characteristics. In this image, Scott photographed a spot on the St. Francis River where the water has eroded the overlaying soft sedimentary rocks down to the indigenous rocks. “In March,” Scott says, “the river runs green.”
One of nature's most fascinating birds is the focus of this enchanting photograph by Susie Hoffpauir. By allowing the peacock's feathers to cover the entire frame of the photograph, we are able to focus in on the graphic brilliance, amazing colors, and regal elegance of the creature. This photograph would make a great accent to a room already dotted with greens or blues.