This photo was taken in September of 2013 at Bear River in Nevada County. This particular part of the river is approximately 15 minutes from my house and it's one of our favorite spots to hang out in the summer.
On this particular day, my husband and I had gone down to the river so that I could practice my long exposure photography. I didn't own a neutral-density filter at the time, so this was a hand held shot. I was actually sitting on a rock in the middle of the river trying to balance the camera on my knee!
At the time I wasn't focused on photographing 'Serenity Amidst the Chaos', but as I went back through my photos I realized that this was a fantastic example of the concept. The large serene boulders sit unmoving as the chaos of the river flows past along the path of least resistance. So beautiful!
Title: Serenity Amidst the Chaos
Location:Bear River, Grass Valley, California (2013)
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.