Launch of Women at Work exhibit at Toronto’s Urban Gallery

The ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto is underway and so too my exhibit, Barn Mavens, at the Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East.

Visit FordhamPR for a review of the opening reception and a glimpse of the works of all four fine artists (including me!!) represented at the Urban Gallery’s showcase Women At Work.

The Sprinkler Marked

“The Sprinkler” … from the series Barn Mavens presented at the Urban Gallery in Toronto, May 2018

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2018 … Aimwell CreativeWorks

Shadow Walking

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

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Shadow Walking

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One day I took my horse, Bear, into the indoor arena for a play, and while we were thus engaged I noticed how, as we walked together, our shadows fell across the freshly-harrowed sand footing. I had my cellphone handy so decided to capture a few images to see how they’d turn out.

This one of Bear shows a lovely elongation of light and shadow.

Looks almost prehistoric ~ like a cave painting ~ don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … 2015

Statuesque in Firenze

Statuesque

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Today we head back to Firenze for my Monochrome Madness 2-14 contribution. Back to the Piazza Della Signoria and Giambologna’s equestrian statue (1595) of Grand Duke Cosimo I ~ the man who, according to my DK Eyewitness Travel guide “subjugated all Tuscany under his military rule.”

Have you ever noticed how great leaders are also depicted as great horsemen?

Because I’m such a horse person my eye is drawn to the magnificent equestrian statues and sculptures of the great cities I visit in Europe. Also, as an artist myself, I know that accurately capturing the majesty, power and vulnerability of the horse is no mean feat. So, when I see equestrian artwork that resonates these characteristics I appreciate the artistry and vision required to effectively produce such a masterpiece.

Amazing!

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Solitude at Santa Croce

Cloister

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As travel companions go I’m pretty easy going. As long as I have comfortable lodgings and the food is good I’m game for some adventure.

During our visit to Italy last summer I was still recovering from adrenal fatigue, so adventure for me was pretty much contained to being creative with my photography.

My husband is used to me falling behind while we’re exploring. Something ~ a colour, an object, an idea, a vision, you name it ~ will have caught my imagination and I need to play it out.

One thing I love to create are moments like this ~ a mood of solitude and mystery in a place of great beauty. Fortunately my husband is a willing subject and, as you can imagine, Italy offered a wealth of beautiful locations. This image captured in the atmospheric cloisters of Santa Croce in Firenze.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Cutting Edge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

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Intricate

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As a detail-oriented person myself, I appreciate intricacy.

This is a display unit for a shop in Barcelona that sells … well … you get the picture. 😉

So beautifully intricate and functional. An appropriate artistic rendering in a city steeped in art.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015