Char Marie Flood


GALLERIES



Welcome to my galleries.  The following are bodies of work gathered into exhibits for your online viewing enjoyment.  Scroll down and click on an image to view an exhibit.  The exhibits will continue to evolve and expand, so stop back often.   I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit.  All images are copyrighted.  Images are available for purchase and licensing.


 


Trees of Winter


This photographic project began in 1999 with my relocation to Chicago after 20 years in California.  I was mesmerized by the beauty and serenity of Winter and was intrigued by the way Mother Nature could so majestically cover and silence a major city.  It continues to evolve.  

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Rural Heartlands


Raised surrounded by the rich farmlands of Southern Minnesota, these photographs pay tribute to my Midwest heritage.  As I moved from the heartlands and experienced  urban and suburban living throughout the United States, I developed a greater appreciation for the beauty and open spaces of my origin.  The creation of Rural Heartlands brought me back to my roots and the values I cherish.  

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North Woods


Going "Up North" was apart of growing up in Minnesota.  Now I often travel to Northern Wisconsin where it is wonderfully unpopulated and one can still experience pristine wilderness.  

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State Fair


The Illinois State Fair delighted me as little has changed over the years.  It seemed to have been frozen in time.  Whether this exhibition brings back happy memories or entices you to attend and create new ones; relish the experience that comes with good old fashioned fun.  

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Chicago Street


My wanderlust spirit combined with a passion for seeking out the unique, has resulted in the creation of a diverse portfolio of Street Photography of my city.  I simply capture what catches my eye or crosses my path, and marvel at life in the process.  The magnificence of Chicago is a secret in the process of revealing itself.   This body of work continues to evolve.

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Nature


God is the ultimate creator.  As I photograph the wonders of nature, I marvel at the magnificence of His amazing designs and creations.  Photographing the beauty and bounty of trees and botanicals quickly becomes a humbling and grateful act of worship.  This body of work continues to evolve.  

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Still Life


The extraordinary often resides in the ordinary.  Frequently we are too close to see its uniqueness or beauty.  Oftentimes it is the stillness that silently draws my attention.   This is a work in progress.  

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Night Sweats and Angel Wings


This body of work evolved after I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Throughout treatment there were many times when I knew I was only getting through by the grace of God.  I could almost hear the rustle of angel wings.  This is my visual prayer of Thanksgiving for all the "wings" who lovingly carried me through.  

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San Francisco Street


My 17 year residency in San Francisco initiated my entree into Street Photography.  I was enamored with the beauty of this feminine pastel city.  Enshrouded in fog and linked to the rest of the world via two majestic gateways, the luminous radiance of San Francisco seemed to lure and blend the originality of the universe.  

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Paris Work


I am totally enchanted with Paris.  From the sound of accordions on street corners in the evening to the curve of the rounded rooftops, it is a visual feast and clearly a city that truly reflects and appreciates beauty.  Periodically, I simply must return.  

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Living Water


This body of work has evolved from a scripture that was written on my heart... "You shall be like a watered garden." Isaiah 58:11.  I often retreat to the Chicago Botanical Gardens to find inspiration in nature.  It was there that this scripture came alive and fully revealed itself in the living waters of the aquatic garden. 

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Lamentations


The tragedy that befell our nation on September 11, 2001 brought the world to its knees in mourning.  From the depths of my own sadness I sought to come to grips with the reality of this tragedy.  This body of work pays reverence to the very human act of mourning.  May it give us a sense of urgency and serve as an important reminder that "all our days are numbered".  

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I am delighted to share each work displayed here.  While I am enthusiastic about the opportunity the Internet provides for me to share my work on such a grand scale, I ask you to remember that these copyrighted images are my livelihood.   Please do not make unauthorized copies.   If you are interested in my work, please contact me directly.

 

 


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