Contemplative photographer, Laura Ellen Truelove, of Cowan, TN exhibited photographs with the theme: Celebration of the Four Seasons at Artisan Depot in Cowan June 30th through August 6th. The meet the artist opening reception was held at the Artisan Depot on Friday, July 1st from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. All were warmly invited to attend the reception.
Ms. Truelove is a former executive director of nonprofit agencies focused on literacy and the arts. She retired to Sewanee in the spring of 2009 after living in a contemplative monastery for a year. “From the beginning, I was fascinated by the beauty that surrounded me in this rural area,” she states. “I wanted to live in an area that would be conducive to my life of prayer. Because of the beauty that surrounded me, I started making photographs to share with my friends.”
The theme of the current exhibit is Celebration of the Four Seasons. Most of the photographs showcase the beauty of the local area in fall, winter, spring, and summer. “My primary work is prayer. As a contemplative, I consider each of my photographs as a prayer. Each one gives glory to God, the Supreme Artist. There is sometimes a moment when I stand breathless before the beauty before me. It is a sacred moment, a moment I want to remember and to share with others. Each of my photographs expresses my appreciation and joy.”