Food for Thought
Call for Entries Accepted Artists
Artist Edie Karras
Two years ago my partner and I decided to move her mother into our home to live out her remaining years. We never thought “easy”, but neither did we realize the complete and profound impact this would have on our daily lives. Throw in “7 yr. old son” and “partner entering grad school yet still working full time” and you might get a sense.
While my world shrank, my photography – blessedly – grew in ways I never expected. The work became extremely localized – my house, my yard, my street. (seriously, sometimes I’m stuck in a 2 mile radius for weeks) Other impacts included the purchase of iphones and joining the milieu of social media.
“Celery” is one of approximately 45 pieces I’ve created over the last year grouped together into a body of work called “Views from the Kitchen.” I’ve created two other categories called “Textures” and “Color and Light” as well, and all of this work is macro and abstract.
My mother-in-law is now 85 and frail but continues to enrich all of our lives. She’ll never fully realize how her presence affects me as an artist and I thank her many times over.