The beauty is apparent. The lush grass still, the clouds fluffy and full of hope. And then, it turns. Daunting and dark clouds that spell doom for those that lie in its wake. Photographer Paul Schiller has been capturing these images for years.
"I don't truly want to show the destruction of storms. I want to show the beauty and the pre end or post of these storms. What makes an incredible image is when the thundercells move across the Prairie in a unique landscape and when the lighting is all right it comes together to make a special image," said Schiller.
Eight years ago, a light bulb went off in Schiller's brain. He wanted his images to inspire others.
"As that portfolio of images grew, I said it would be really interesting to see if maybe I could enlist some help from some artist friends of mine to truly show the public what is created on the Prairie, and what they in turn can create from that imaging."
Schiller, along with four others contributed to this gallery, called "Beauty In the Beast". Mary Goth and Nancy Hue are painters. Dale Lamphere is a sculptor, and Craig Lawrence is a writer.
"Weather is the topic of discussion no matter what the conversation you get into is, so I think as a result people will enjoy the look and feel and the dynamics that all these artists bring to this particular subject."
"Beauty In the Beast" is free to the public and will be on display through August 12th.
Sunday, April 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:30:09 GMT
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