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A baby marigold for Mother’s Day

July 11, 2017 in About my arttopics:,

Our kids gave their mother a marigold for Mother’s Day years ago, and each fall we harvest the seeds and replant them in the spring. We have now had generations of this marigold’s family living with us, and each year it amazes me again.


Autumn colors

October 14, 2016 in About my arttopics:, ,

Fall is here, which means more leaves to collect and work with! I have started a new art project this month, exploring the colors of autumn. A lot of my recent new work worked with very neutral colors and tones, so it is refreshing to…  read more


Paradigm – an abstraction of a leaf

September 11, 2014 in About my arttopics:

My son issued me an artistic challenge today. While waiting for the bus, he picked up a leaf for me to photograph. When I asked him what he saw in it, he said “the leaves you photograph are so complicated. But I like this one…  read more


leaves found by my children

August 12, 2014 in About my arttopics:

Many of my photographs are created from things my children find for me. One morning, we were sitting on our front steps, waiting for their bus to summer camp. Even though it was early, the day was already starting to heat up with a dry…  read more


abstracts of a calla lily

July 17, 2014 in About my arttopics:,

Last year, my kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created a series of photograph to make their present last a little longer. These photograph celebrates the clean and simple shape of the lily, as well as…  read more


an abstract of a calla lily

September 04, 2013 in About my arttopics:,

My kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created this photograph to make their present last a little longer. This photograph celebrates the clean and simple shape of the lily, as well as its subtle shifts in…  read more


Vision, an abstraction of a fallen leaf ©Daniel Sroka

Insight – an abstraction of a fallen leaf

September 26, 2011 in About my arttopics:

Finding the image that is hidden within one of my leaves usually takes a lot of time and exploration. But this one came to me almost immediately. I found this leaf as I was waiting with my kids for their school bus. They are now…  read more


All of my equipment packed up and ready to go.

getting ready for my artist in residence

July 01, 2010 in Art as a professiontopics:,

Next week I’ll be heading off to Tucson, to be part of the Miraval Resort’s artist-in-residence program. The past few weeks have been a scramble, a rush of planning and preparation. It’s always surprising how much work goes into participating in an event like this!…  read more


the kid’s got a good eye

July 09, 2009 in About my arttopics:,

A couple days ago, I was picking up my son from camp. As we walked back to the car, I pointed out to him all of these little leaves that littered the sidewalk. My son stopped, picked one up, and handed it to me. What…  read more


Making art every day

It has now been around ten days that I have been trying to make some art every day. And so far, it has been a success: you can follow my progress on Twitter. A lot of other artists on Twitter are also trying to get…  read more