Natsukashii

 

Natsukashii

The soft flutter of wings and small shuffling sounds greeted me as I awoke. I grabbed my book and slippers and went quietly down the steps, avoiding the ones that creaked and could wake the family. Outside, blanketed by the soft lake mist, I climbed into my favorite spot of the mulberry, a large V shaped set of branches, seemingly designed for my tiny young frame. The lake was still, and the mist hung on until the rising sun began to warm it, and it lifted gently in a salute to the new day. I watched and waited until the sun warmed me, and then breathed deeply, ready for what the day may bring.

From my earliest memory, there have been small moments when time stops, and a sense of being one with the world is unerring in its certainty. The images in this series have been a reverie and meditation for me, and are precious and wonderful gifts. Each location has special meanings. I have tried to capture both the memory and feeling of many of those moments in my photography and art practice.

"Natsukashii" is a word which stands for the state of "feeling nostalgic" or "fond/sweet memory."

Each image is a pigment print on Unryu Japanese paper, hand waxed and mounted on Rives BFK rag paper with chine colle´.