"The Exposed Series: Flowers on Black"
Artist's Statement by Heather J. Kirk
Can flowers and sunsets be overdone?
When we don't know where we stand as individuals, we feel susceptible, uncertain and exposed. How someone responds in such situations reveals genuine character.
While the delicacy of a flower goes unquestioned, I hope to reveal its strength and true core. When picked apart, separated, denuded, examined from the under side - deconstructed per se - the exposed petals and other particulars never falter in their beauty.
Heather J. Kirk is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer. Her art has shown nationally, and in January 2007 was the subject of an article in Kaleidoscope magazine. A recipient of a Vermont Studio Center's Poetry Fellowship, she has published a book titled We...a spirit seeking harmony in a world that's out of sync, and contributed to Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul. Her photography and books can be seen at http://www.photographicartistry.citymax.com. Interested readers can subscribe to "Heather's Art Newslettter" at HJKirk@juno.com.