by Sheila

Crossing, 2012, Oil on panel, 24 x 18″, © Sheila G. Ticen

We were on our way to somewhere else, just taking the shortcut behind the police station across to the park on the other side of the river.  If we had gotten rain that week, this crossing would have been under water, but we could just get across without getting our feet wet.  The afternoon sun slanting through the trees prompted me to ask Colleen to pause for a moment, just long enough for me to capture some reference photos.  The images I had planned to shoot in the park didn’t turn out so well, but I kept coming back to the images of this brief moment at the river, which were completely spontaneous.