The life cycle in nature is often appreciated through the human experience as a binary process: the full bloom of Spring versus the bareness of Winter. Whereas our own life experiences are rich and nuanced. Through the vehicle of Shades of Gray portfolio, I invite the viewer to experience natural forms exposed to the harshness of time, water, and weather. I seek to capture a textured habitat that is not always at the objective peak of its beauty.
Carolyn Meltzerâ€™s photographic work captures the most intimate glimpses of the natural world in a variety of habitats. Her subjects are portrayed using a very close range or macro technique in order to capture the dynamism of a small world few may notice. Meltzer has shown her work, using both color and black and white, in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibits. Her collaboration with watercolorist Anne Patterson, â€œinspiration echoedâ€, was featured at Denise Bibro Fine Arts in New York this Spring.