When I lived in New Hampshire, I found the stark contrast of the birch tree trunks at the edges of the wetlands to stand against the darker vegetation. More recently, my work is most often based on the view of a row of maples outside my studio window in urban Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Japanese have a single word that describes light filtering through the leaves of trees. The word is “Komorebi” and my inspiration or obsession is trying to capture the emotional stillness felt when surrounded by that peaceful dappled light. My newest images are created by focusing on the interaction of the light through the leaves, flowers, and pollen represented by pixels and dots with little reference to the tree trunks and their surroundings.
Find Jim here: www.jimkociuba.com