Shelfies: Turkey Tails
As a photographer I become more and more fascinated with the wild variety of mushrooms which are the wildflowers of the woods or the mushrooms in our midst. In fact, this series of Turkey Tails shows such variety in shadings and rings, the monochrome versions shown here are individual in their appearance. In fact, just as the tree's rings within its wood shows the age of the tree, so the rings of this particular shelf mushroom show age. You want them on your deadwood to break down the debris of the woods, and, more recently, Turkey Tails or shelf mushrooms are helping treat patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. They are quite common as a variety, but within that variety the shadings and how they array themselves, as shown in these images, for a stylish appearance are very individualistic.
Y. Hope Osborn UNITED STATES
Y. Hope Osborn’s creativity in writing, photography, and digital art began as a child with a 110mm camera, a variety of crafts, intuitive drawing, lots of reading, and elementary school writing assignments that amazed her teachers. In 2020, she earned a Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing with Creative Nonfiction emphasis. Her education included valuable lessons in document and website design, use of software applications, and photography additions to many assignments.
She is a freelance writer and evolving artist, residing in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA—a city becoming a mecca for artists. Her creativity is rewarded with two solo spotlight exhibits in two years, one currently running, awards in international online competition, and publications of creative writing and art, sometimes in concert. Black and white photography and abstract art are her sweet spots, and she brings imagination to reality through a unique digital abstraction of photography.
Despite disabling health, she is tenacious about living fully and productively, growing a year-around, flowering patio garden; loving on rowdy cat Isobel; enjoying the comfort, camaraderie, spirit of her church family; and trying to hold fast to a God who continually holds fast to her. Among these she blooms in seeking elusive great Captures, expressing reality and imagination that captivates, inspires, or informs while enriching lives.
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Multimedia Publication Highlights
Portals series. Quills & Pixels 2021. Photos. (forthcoming)
Oasis and Divided As One. The Sunlight Press. Photos.
Perspective and Over and Away. Quills & Pixels 2020. Photo.
Stained Glass. Ghost Heart Literary Journal. Photo.
"Mushrooms in Our Midst: Wildflowers of the Woods." Woods Reader, Summer 2020. Photo Essay.
“Wondrous Winter Woodland,” Woods Reader, Winter 2019-2020. Photo essay.
Competition Exhibition Highlights
Rhythm and Brass. Honorable Mention. Mind Body Spirit. J. Mane Gallery.
Color Choreography. Best in Show Photography and Digital, Colors Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online.
Cosmos. Best in Show Photography and Digital. Best in Show Photography and Digital, Abstracts Art Exhibition. Fusion Art.
Flash. Honorable Mention. Abstracts Art Competition. J. Mane Gallery.
Trapezoid Tower, 8th Place Photography and Digital, Primary Colors Art Exhibition, Light, Space & Time.
Color Choreography, 5th Place Photography and Digital, Lines, Shapes & Objects, Fusion Art.
By Gones Here By, Curated in Gallery, Color: The Visual Spectrum, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR.
Verge, 3rd Place Photography and Digital Art, All Cityscape.
Verge, Top 15 Winners, Cityscapes Art Exhibition Photography and Digital Media, Light Space Time Online Gallery.
Autumn at Dardanelle 2, Curated in Gallery, Black and White: 2020, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR.
Crossways, Curated in Gallery, Viewpoint: Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR.
Cloud Complexity, Gallery Choice, Open/No Theme Competition and Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online.
Perspectival, Honorable Mention Architecture Series, Monovisions Photography Awards.
Christmas Glow, 3rd Place, Seasons Art Exhibition Digital & Photography, Fusion Art.
Solo Spotlight Art Exhibit. 2021. Light Space Time.
Solo Spotlight Art Exhibit. 2020. Fusion Art.
Perspectival and Aspire, Ann Exhibit, The Rep Artworks.
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