When there is the death of your very best friend and spouse, you deal with the not there.
Missing. Gone. Absent. Emptiness. No one to share life with anymore.
Some months later, I went to Lowes and bought a plant I had never seen before called Cat's Whiskers.
The flower was nearly black reflecting my mood but the tendrils were full of life and movement. Elegant. Recalibrate, be resilient. Move forward.
Joyce P. Lopez, born in Chicago, has lived in Copenhagen and Tanzania, and traveled extensively worldwide. She loves being a part of the worldwide community of artists and dialoguing with many on the global stage.
Lopez's photography work concerns itself with the natural world and the problems that have contributed to climate change, contaminated water, polluted air, the dying off of species, etc. Much of her work is landscape, often composited. Other work includes birds, and botanicals.
Her work is in many collections and she has exhibited extensively in the U.S. as well as around the world. She has been published and has completed an artist's residency at Ragdale in Ilinois..
She has received many prestigious awards for her fine art photography in numerous international and national exhibitions including the SOHO Photo Gallery National Competition, the Pollux Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, the Griffin Museum, the Tokyo International Foto Awards, the A. Smith Gallery, the PX3, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the International Color Awards, The Kiernan Gallery, and the Martha Schneider Gallery, among others.
She now resides in tropical Florida along with wading birds, palms, and alligators.