features my photograph,
. I chose this image to showcase the playfulness of our
prairie grasses on a child’s chair, where playfulness is often more freeing
than adults remember to be.
the photograph, Dance With Me:
the path the horses made, from the pasture to the water tank, my hands brushed
the tips of the tall brome grass. The gentle evening breeze invited them
to sway, the slow motion of their movement appearing as though they dance.
is typically known for still imagery. In order to capture the motion of the
moving grasses, I moved my camera with them. The gold tones near the roots of
the grass contrasting the purples and blues in the sky made my heart rejoice.
I found this
wooden chair at a local thrift store.
I printed the
photograph on Lustre photo paper, using a template I cut out sections of the
print to wrap around the chair. Coating the print with Mod Podge to protect and
glue, I followed with a layer of resin. The resin both preserves the print and adds
the glossy texture.
This chair is
not perfect. The leg with the grass ended up with some scratches. It was then
that I thought of the idea to add the grass (brome grass, which is
featured in the photograph, and side oats grama) and bring it back to life.
Taking what seemed ruined and creating something lovely.
the wood with a few coats of stain and polyurethane.