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A Journey Within Every Step

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A Journey Within Every Step: Images for a More Mindful Life, photography by Christian Leatham will be on display and for sale.

A meet the artist reception will take place on Saturday, April 7th from 1-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Artist’s statement: A Journey Within Every Step was born of a love of living in the moment and experiencing life mindfully. Armed with just a cell phone and an admiration for nature around me, I quickly found that if I stopped for just a moment and allowed the environment to wrap itself around me, colors popped, skies became alive with fiery brilliance, and typically ignored things such as leaves, branches, clouds, and streams became miracles dancing on earth’s stage. Many of my pieces are macro views of bright flowering petals or of blades of grass.. Look closer and see the life, the veins, the morning dew gently traveling its path back down to nourish the earth. Feel each image’s character; and become enveloped in the evening’s sunset, with golds, oranges, and bright pinks.

The philosopher Lao Tzu stated that “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I personally believe that if we take that thought a bit further, and live more mindfully in each moment, then within each step we can experience life’s journey. It is my hopes that my images will remind you to slow down and become one with nature and all that surrounds you.

Christian is a local work-from-home dad, born and raised here in Webster. After a long term stint in Boston, then Virginia Beach followed by the hustle and excitement of New York City, he returned to his hometown to raise his children. You will often find him running the streets far too early before sunrise, enjoying the peace of the waterfall down at Perryville Trace, or exploring nature’s paths breathing in the fresh forest air.