Like Hubble images from outer space

Wendy Edsall-Kerwin is a jewelry artist and metalsmith who showcases a different artist each month on her blog. I am honored that she named me her July Artist of the Month. It is always fun and informative to seeing your work through someone else’s eyes. I love the way she described my work:

His photographs are ethereal and remind me of some of the Hubble images from outer space. They are delicate and flowing and you’d be hard pressed to know exactly what they are actually of.

What can I say, she nailed it. I often think of my work as the Hubble in reverse: seeking out the mysteries that exist, not out there in space, but right at our feet. I just began to watch Carl Sagan’s Cosmos again, for the first time since I was a child. I am amazed at how much Dr. Sagan’s worldview has influenced me as an artist. But I’ll have to write more about that another day….

An abstract macro photograph of a leaf that has begun to dry and decay
An abstract macro photograph of a leaf that has begun to dry and decay.


I have noticed many similarities in the views of the tiniest features to formations of the largest kind. Undoubtedly the ways the elements of the universe have relationships with one another, but fascinating to say the least. Congrats on the artist of the month.

That is a really great way to think about your photos! I love the description and “Hubble in reverse” is so creative! I really also love the image you chose to accompany this entry – it fits perfectly.