Photography: Peppers with Stone, via Diane Farris

Via on Mar 24, 2008

Artist’s Statment: Peppers with Stone
Peppers, like puppies, are beautiful and funny at the same time. When there are organic peppers at the market, I pause to relish and choose among the unlikely shapes and rich reds, greens, yellows, oranges and purples.
    At home, I enjoy the sculptural forms in a white bowl-until they are roasted, or drafted into a salad with oranges and fennel, or slivered to garnish a bowl of
black beans-or photographed. This pair-a flamboyant gnarly chartreuse and classic red-were joined by a quiet stone and the edge of a tray-out of many compositions, this felt like the one for elephant. Bold and cluttered, yet still precise.
    Both balance and asymmetry are essential to composing an image, a recipe or a plate. I like to think of it as “creative tension.” Finding that point is the joy and challenge of visual work-one of its eternal mysteries. –Diane Farris 


About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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