Not winning a war, but an opportunity for healing the world - that's how I see the most important difference between the two. Obama has converted me from an apolitical, apathetic artist into one who is vitally absorbed with the wish to express what a blessing he is to us all.
In the past, as a painter and sculptor, I have also created commissioned public art installations. Currently, as a photographer, I apply a painter's eye to the process of selecting, framing and composing the image. At seven years old, I had no problem hooking my own bait for the chance to fish with him on the pier. This among other independent actions, made my father proud of me and is one of the many memories of our sacred, silent bonding ritual. We stood patiently together with the water holding our gaze, our thoughts free to wander and ponder possibility in peaceful silence. Now I am exploring the ways in which some images penetrate a disarmed consciousness and bring forth an introspection of memories, feelings and possibilities.
I Take Thee Kids, Too Photographs by Barbara Field Shaw Published August 28, 2012
I Take Thee Kids: The Wedding Party Photographs by Barbara Field Shaw Published August 28, 2012
HEAVEN AND EARTH ... NOW Published June 25, 2012
Helenka Bimstein - Life Shines Forever Through: Published November 24, 2010
Two Days with The Forge: One day creating art with verse, Another assembling funds with fun. Barbara Shaw Published November 02, 2010
Finally Peace of Mind by Barbara Shaw Published August 05, 2010
T r e e s Talking Published July 30, 2010
YES, WE DID Published November 19, 2008