Artist Information for Melody Randol
I work almost exclusively from my own photographs. I strive to capture the feel/mood/ambiance of a place by first experiencing it and documenting it with my camera. What is this place about? What makes it unique and interesting? What will I remember most about being here? The most important thing I take home is a sense of place.
Still Waters26" x 54"   Photo by Kenneth Sanville
Silent still waters have their own story to tell. What lurks and lives beneath the surface of the water is ours to imagine.
Set In Stone: Bandelier59" x 32"   Photo by Kenneth Sanville
Hunter-gatherers followed wildlife migrations through the Bandelier region more than 10,000 years ago. Ancestral Puebloans migrated to the region and began to build more permanent settlements around 1150. Cliff walls became dwellings as voids in the volcanic tuff were carved out by hand. Although these settlements were abandoned around 1500, the homes set in stone remain.
A Land Anew55" x 35"   Photo by Kenneth Sanville
Recycling is essential in the natural world. New life springs from dead and decaying matter, and these perpetual cycles sustain our living planet.
Crystal Mill20" x 24"   Photo by Kenneth Sanville
Crystal Mill sits perched precariously on a rock outcropping just above the Crystal River. Built in 1893, this Colorado icon is accessible by foot, bike or 4-wheel drive only during warm months. Using small bits of hand-dyed cloth layered with thread, I 'painted' Crystal Mill in its full autumnal glory.
Spring Runoff78" x 32"   Photo by Kenneth Sanville
There is nothing more dramatic than the thunder of water cascading downhill. Winter snowpack becomes spring runoff, and water music abounds. Spring has arrived.