Dana Patterson RothBio and Artist's StatementI have spent a lifetime of adventure in New Mexico, where I have raised children, ridden horses, raced sailboats, hiked, camped and helped my husband in building our own homes. I have studied photography and painting at UNM, as well as other venues. I have been a photographer for over 30 years, initially specializing in B&W portraiture and event photography, but in recent years I have focused solely on fine art photography, particularly botanicals and landscapesFor me photography has always been an adventure—both an adventure out into the world and an adventure into myself. My fascination with the visual world of light, color, texture and mood propels me to try to convey to others the beauty as I see it within a fleeting moment, a passing shadow or a trembling leaf.Current work:As an outdoors person I have spent many years mesmerized by the beauty of grasses as they sway in the breeze, moving like dancers to an unpredictable beat. As I sought to capture the motion, I became increasingly aware of their sculptural beauty, not unlike the sculptural beauty of a dancer's body, at rest or posed. This work is the result of these two ideas coming together: grasses nature, dancing to their muses of the wind and the light, and grasses in studio, paused to exhibit the subtle beauty of their structure and details.