Reflections, Waterfall, Rocks – zen like images by Ramona du Houx

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Society moves at an ever-increasing pace; with cell phones and text messaging many people don’t take the time to look around them, to reflect. There is of course a time and place for these technologies, there is also a time and place for contemplation. Nature provides pools of wisdom in reflected objects if we take the time to look. Taking a moment or two to find stillness coupled with a rush of discovery energizes me in a balanced way. With these images I hope others will find that solace.

Water, soft and supple and rocks hard and unforgiving create a balance. They exist and form the nature of each-other. The water molds the stones, the rocks determine the waters flow. This relationship in nature we carry in our souls.

When the ice age carved out our landscapes dramatic shifts occurred. Some were sharp, steep transitions where waterfalls were created. For me the energy from the ionizing water as it cascades over a waterfall clears my mind so I can look at challenges afresh. The rush of water awakens something deep within the soul. In my photographs I hope to convey that excited rush of creation with a balance of where the earth now resides.

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du Houx limited edition signed prints

arrow222I try to bring the beauty, magic and mystery of nature to viewers by amplifying nature’s essence.

Scientists, innovators, and inventors throughout history took the time to observe nature and her connective rhythms. But now society plugs us into the Internet, and while that can open doors, sometimes too much of being Internet-connected disconnects us from the mysteries of the natural world that are transformational. I want to help show how nature’s interconnectedness can lead us to discoveries about our world and ourselves.

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Sometimes when people look deeply into these images, they relax and find a tranquil place in the soul, as one would by taking time to be at peace in nature. At other times, the photographs can refresh, excite, and energize one’s soul, as if one were standing by a waterfall. The images have been said to be dreamlike, healing, Zen meditative, inspiring and thought provoking.

My technique uses movement to create a sense of wonder through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Everything within the viewfinder becomes visibly interconnected when objects merge with the motion of the camera as the image, the “lightgraph,” is taken.

Putting the images into categories was extremely challenging as everything is interconnected. Please enjoy the work and check back for more additions regularly added. All images are limited editions for sale and represent over 35 years of work.

TO VIEW: Please click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the art work.

 

Nature reveals herself

 

There are no boundaries in nature, with everyone and everything interconnected. Where a river stops cannot be defined, nor can the end of the sky. In my lightgraphs no objects have clearly defined borders as they merge their core essences together creating visual abstracts of light.

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Ramona du Houx’s photography reflects American independent spirit in Maine Artist Collective exhibit

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America is a forever-changing nation always on the move, The new Maine Artists Collective exhibit reflects this independent spirit July 4th, 2014 – The full article in Maine Insights by Morgan Rogers

The Constellation Gallery, home of the Maine Artists Collective, is pleased to announce their Movement exhibit for July. America is a forever-changing nation– always on the move, this exhibit reflects our independent spirit. The exhibit will have works from 11 different artists on display, with their creations to marvel at, to contemplate, and to sense the world of movement in.

The Constellation Gallery has brought together unique visions of movement, which represents the diversity of the artists and their various mediums. Continue reading

Women in society photos by Ramona du Houx

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This is the beginning of a new series of work exploring the role of women in society. Every culture imposes hidden restrictions upon ladies. How that manifests in everyday movement is my challenge to record using my lightgraph technique of painting with the camera.

Ramona du Houx exhibits photographic story of transformation in Tokyo, Japan

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By Morgan Rogers in Maine Insights

Maine artist, Ramona du Houx, is in a current group exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, from May 7th to the 19th and at the Constellation Gallery in Portland, Maine, throughout May.

Anat Parnass, Ramona du Houx, Suzanne Mooney and Takafumi Suzuki, are all members of the Creative Artist Group showing at the Tokyo Gallery Storks show entitled: The Beauties & Beast.

Ramona’s photographic fine art in the exhibit tells the story of a bird who transforms as the avian experiences the seasons.

“Modern society plugs us into the Internet and that can open doors but sometimes too much of being Internet connected disconnects us from the mysteries of the natural world that can be transformational. I want to show how nature’s interconnectedness can lead us to discoveries about our world and ourselves,” said Ramona du Houx.


In Ramona’s story a bird first sees Lupine’s Dance in spring and wants to uncover more about nature’s mysteries. The young bird awakens to nature’s energy more in the summer, shown in the photo Wake Up. In fall the bird begins a Journey of discovery and in winter the she realizes because of her experiences that all life is interconnected– depicted in Snow Dance. Finally, the bird transforms into energy – in the photo Transformation Flight. Continue reading

Nouveau Cirque – a cirque sole play – comes to Maine, photos by Ramona du Houx

by Ramona du Houx

Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo was a theater in the round production with aerial dance and multimedia messaging— using iPads. No matter where you looked something was happening from the ceiling to the floor and in the balconies above the stage. This nouveau cirque production incorporated aerial silks, dance, original music, seamless choreography, theatre, clowning, visual art, and media design all into a high impactful story of forty-two minutes.

For Maine, Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo was the first true nouveau cirque play.

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Watercolor like flowers by Ramona du Houx – March exhibit

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Every month Ramona du Houx exhibits her work on her online gallery and at her studio in Solon, Maine. Every month the theme changes reflecting the personality of the “lightgraphs,” she has chosen for the month. “Lightgraphs” are a technique she created that makes photographs resemble watercolors. This month’s theme is watercolor like flowers.

Ramona said, “Painting with the camera can create the sense of being personally close to an object through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. To take a photograph of a flower is obvious and can be simplistic to some. To me that is the challenge- for flowers are complex and can show us the universe if we dare to look. To show the energy and light within a flower and how it relates to its surroundings can be like viewing the Milky Way with the Hubble telescope. There seems to be a distance between stars, there appears to be voids between flowers but the energy we don’t see binds them together. Continue reading

Maine Landscapes by Ramona du Houx

Every month Ramona du Houx exhibits her work on her online gallery and at her studio in Solon, Maine. Every month the theme changes reflecting the personality of the “lightgraphs,” she has chosen for the month. “Lightgraphs are a technique she created that makes photographs resemble watercolors.

February’s theme is Maine Landscapes. Continue reading

New website/blog to highlight Maine artists and writers

The following article appeared in Maine Insights by Morgan Rogers

In order to highlight artists and writers with Maine connections Ramona du Houx has created a new website/blog, INSIGHTS. For many creative people in the state finding a way to gain more exposure to a wider audience is still dependent upon being able to garner the attention of the media.

INSIGHTS lets the public know more about these artists and writers and how they can obtain unique works of these artisans and writers, when their exhibits will be held and how to contact them.

“There are so many artists and writers in Maine that don’t receive the attention they should have. INSIGHTS is a media website that will showcase the talent we have here,” said du Houx. “I will be adding more artists and writers to the site over time to build an online community where we can work together to promote and discuss our work. If anyone is interested they should contact me.” Continue reading

Find Ramona du Houx’s lightgraph photo you are looking for

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Nature is complex yet incredibly logical. In order for science to understand this complexity and to discover more about the natural world they developed categories, aware that many subjects would overlap.

In order for the artist in me to understand more about my art I needed a way to identify why I am attracted to certain subjects. Creating categories, that too overlap, has enabled me to understand more about my art.

I’ve attempted to display my work with the following categories: Continue reading