My mother is one of the most wonderful and unique people around, and over the years she has collected a large variety of treasures that she proudly displays on her walls and shelves. (hover over an image for the description)

 

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My mom is an artist. This is her desk and just one of her many workspaces.
My mom is an artist. This is her desk and just one of her many workspaces.
Gotta love a place where I can get a tiki mask and Shrek in the same frame
Gotta love a place where I can get a tiki mask and Shrek in the same frame

For Mother’s Day, 2011, I took my dslr and 50mm lens around her apartment to capture just some of her treasures. Everything was photographed exactly as I found it and nothing was moved or set up for this series.

An international clown and a hippie bear live harmoniously
An international clown and a hippie bear live harmoniously
The theme of this photo is Asia in an English cup
The theme of this photo is Asia in an English cup

My mom, Bonnie, is a great painter, photographer and jack of all artistic trades. She comes from a long line of artists and has done a beautiful job of continuing the family tradition.

Even holding CD sleeves is an artistic pursuit in my mom's apartment
Even holding CD sleeves is an artistic pursuit in my mom’s apartment
A deer hard at work making sure that mom's books stay upright
A deer hard at work making sure that mom’s books stay upright

Nothing can describe my happiness seeing the huge smile on my mom’s face when I gave her a bound book with photographic c-prints of the images on this page for Mother’s Day.

It's almost like the horse is just waiting for the Buddha to be ready for a ride
It’s almost like the horse is just waiting for the Buddha to be ready for a ride
Self Portrait in a halogen lamp in my mom's room
Self Portrait in a halogen lamp in my mom’s room

The final shot is a self-portrait in my mom’s halogen lamp.

You’re the best, Mom! :)

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