What does passion in my art look like? Fay Solais,
Nature has always been a reprieve from life—and I’ve needed it that long. When I’m sitting alone in the woods with the rain or wind rustling in the trees, I feel a quiet, a peace … It feels like my lungs are truly and fully expanding. When I had flowers year around to walk by on the way to or from my apartment, I felt momentary warmth. Going to the nursery twice a year delights me no end. I might as well be in Disneyland. I am at home and at rest among the flora of the world.
Of my heart and reprieve from life’s traumas are my newest digital photograph abstractions—Fay Solais (pronounced su-lish). Solais is Scottish Gaelic and Irish for lights. I am drawn to these cultures both for the Scots-Irish on both sides of my family (with the red hair inherited from my great grandmother to note it) and for the Gaelic grounding to things of the earth. Fay Solais is the pure unadulterated color palette of “green things” in digital art.