Thursday, September 15

intimate witness: julie persons

intimate witness is a series of clothing I'm making inspired by the nature photography of Julie Persons. I love her subject matter, but it's more than that.  These aren't cold scientific macro shots of beetles, moths, toads ... for one thing, they are just simply more gorgeous than that.

But there's something else: I can feel that Julie is there.  In each picture she is saying "Here is a moth that landed on my screen."  "I found this bug in the woods this morning." She is an intimate witness, directly connected and willing to share - just as some of our mutual favorite witnesses (Mary Oliver, E.B. White) have shared nature and their natures with us.