This book started out being a nature book of birds I have photographed and encountered in the last few years, in the desert, the coast and other regions of California. Then my photomontages of buddhas and birds flew in a serendipitous way into the pages. All the photomontages were assembled using images I have shot around the state. Blending and merging them together to create a more in depth view of the original while weaving together another story of colour, pattern and texture.
Buddha nature is about kindness, compassion, understanding, letting go, generosity, and a desire to bring peace and compassion to our worlds, both internally and externally. May these images bring insight, inspiration and joy to the viewer and remind us to respect nature and the fleeting moment.