This photo was taken in December of 2019 at the North Fork American River, while hiking the Lake Clementine Trail with one of my favorite hiking buddies. As we hiked along the trail I was telling her about my ideas for my newest photo collection, 'Serenity Amidst the Chaos'.
I mentioned that I was having trouble finding the proper subject, and wouldn't you know it...shortly after I spoke the words, we came upon this section of river. I quickly got out my tripod and camera to capture the perfect balance between serenity and chaos in this scene.
It contained the perfect stillness of the upstream portion of the river to represent serenity, and the white water representing the chaos where the water flowed over the curved dam of river rocks. Ask and it is given!
Title: The Calm Before The Fork
Location: North Fork American River, Auburn, California (2019)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 26" x 36"
Frame Materials:Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger:Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 20" x 30" Aluminum Print
Photographer: Cynthia Soszka
Handmade functional art that does double duty! On the outside this looks like a beautiful piece of art floating in a modern rustic farm house style frame. On the inside, it's hidden storage for anything you'd like. It's shown here with hooks for jewelry*, but it could be used for holding other items like keys, mail, etc. Please email me at info@WhatYouSeekIsWithin.com if you'd like other options.
I created this piece as a solution to one of my most obnoxious problems, a messy bathroom. I prefer to keep my bathroom clean, but the amount of jewelry I have makes it difficult. I've had many jewelry boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to look at the clutter of all my jewelry, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I get ready every morning.