Conversational Art by T. Connery

T. Connery

All my art is called Conversational Art due to the fact that everyone sees different things in my work.

Humble Queen

Humble Queen

A queen in a far away land is humbled at the embrace of her people.

This is what I think when I look at this picture. It brings thoughts of other worlds with in our world. Of great beings living in the forests. Of spirits that sleep in the trees after they have been up rooted and washed away down a river. They still speak to us and hold many secrets for us to find. A fairy tale waiting to be told to those who will listen.

I found her on a piece of driftwood at the rivers edge. Again the river never seems to let me down.

Imagination is a wonderful thing, may we never lose ours.

 

Shadows in the river sand.

Shadows in the river sand.

Sand Dance was photographed  in the early morning, with the sun just coming up and shining just right on the river sand. It  was perfect timing for me to capture these dancing shadows playing in the new day.

I could see the way the light hit the sand waves from the last river surge coming off the Nisqually Glacier on Mount Rainier. Every time the snow melts or the rain comes in great force, the river changes. Never staying the same. Moving where she pleases and leaving behind images for me to find.

Every storm I go out afterwards and search for my next picture, hoping to find another story in the arms of our glorious Mother Earth.

 

Life swirling around us.

Life swirling around us.

Earth Spirits

This is my first piece of art that started me on my wondrous journey with mother nature.

I found her on a hike on the river and was mesmerized by all the faces and creatures I found in this old growth tree stump. This made me begin to look closer at the world and what could be hiding in her.

The owl and the dragon, the bear and the birds. The swirling like Van Gogh was so intense that it made me wonder if he saw the world as I was beginning to. If only I could paint as he but I can photograph a world that exists in great depths and imagery.

This picture lets me touch a new beginning, a new awareness of the world we all live in.

 

A creature from the Fae that likes mushrooms.

A creature from the Fae that likes mushrooms.

Mushroom Eater came from driftwood on the Nisqually River after a huge rain storm. I found this wet piece of driftwood and this image came out of her. To me it looks like a mushroom eater with rocks as her teeth. I guess it was a mushroom day.

The colors  and textures of the wet driftwood lead me to her abstract face. Their are many other faces hiding with in the picture but I just take the picture as a hole and name it with what first comes to mind.

What do you see?

 

One of many Fairy beings hiding in the woods.

One of many Fairy beings hiding in the woods.

All images are found on driftwood, trees and rocks. They are all photographs and then manipulated with Coral Painter IX.

I found my first photograph while walking along the Ni-squally River in a large old growth tree. The roots have been in the water a long time and she was smooth. I looked at her closely and faces began to emerge. They where telling me story’s as each face came clearer the more I looked at it. So I began photographing her and my art began.

The more I work on my art the more I see the images in the forests and rivers edge. Not all want to be photographed but the ones that do welcome me. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do finding them, in our wondrous mother earth!

 

Masks of ancient rites.

Masks of ancient rites.

This image was found on a old wood picnic table at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park.

It reminds me of masks of rituals from mythology. And so named because of that. I have always loved the stories of ancient Greek mythology and felt that this photograph embodied just that. A time of strange beasts , gods and goddess’s. A time of magic and sacrifices. All linked into human kinds psyche some how.

Or it can be any ancient culture hiding inside or minds.

Have you ever looked on a wood picnic table and saw faces?

Even when a tree is cut down and used for something she still holds her story.

 

Tears of our sacred elephants and their fight to survive.

Tears of our sacred elephants and their fight to survive.

Sacred Elephants, was found one day as I was waking the rivers edge. I have been very concerned about the elephants and the massacre of their species, all for a tusk. All for profit as so many things in this world have become.

This picture came to me in my sadness and I hope that we all stop this threatened extinction before it is too late.

The image holds so many thoughts inside it. From crying humble elephants to demon poachers. From human hands reaching out trying to save a magnificent species. I can’t imagine a world with out them in it, can you?

http://savetheelephants.org/