Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Painting; term
Currently I live on a small walnut acreage where you feel connected to earth and surroundings. With degrees in wildlife biology and cultural anthropology, minors in language and music, and graduate work in ethnomusicology, I tend to see ecosystems, because that’s how nature works with everything. This planet has so much beauty and intelligence, the scale is infinite and inspiration is a given.
Adaptation, oil, 24x18x0.5, ©sfranson, $1300
Like everyone I continue to evolve as a person, for me in ecology, art, and writing. Time is a precious commodity as it is for everyone, and sometimes life and its pitfalls overtake you. Then you have to choose priorities carefully. It’s vital to remain committed because after all it’s your lifetime.
Chicken society is part of The Secret Lives of Chickens or Tales from the Chickenyard and Beyond.
My dad called the book he wrote when in his late 80’s Second Age. He had hoped to see it formatted and published, and it was an honor to do that for him.
Dark Water is about healing from posttraumatic stress by Opal Rose.
Reflections: A Modest Collection of Short Stories includes stories that are complete fiction although some include ecology.
Every experience becomes a teacher and every painting, book, or woodland pool adds to that, but most of all, they underscore the importance of humility. Best not to put your moments off. Once they’re past, they’re gone forever. Never forget to be grateful and to share.
Web Gallery Representation:
Artists for Conservation Foundation http://gallery.artistsforconservation.org/artists/1334
Fine Art America https://pixels.com/artists/sunny+franson
Professional Affiliations, Art
Current member: Artists for Conservation http://www.artistsforconservation.org
Current member: Oil Painters of America http://oilpaintersofamerica.com
Current member: Lake County Arts Council http://lakearts.org/default.htm
Current member: Gualala Arts Council http://gualalaarts.org
Art Exhibits, Galleries
Main Street Gallery, 325 Main St, Lakeport, CA 707.263.6658, www.lakearts.org
Dolphin, 39225 Hwy 1, Gualala, CA 95445 707.884.3896, http://gualalaarts.org/dolphin-gallery
Gualala Arts, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445 707.884.1138, http://www.gualalaarts.org
Art Center, Corner Gallery, 201 South State St, Ukiah, CA 95482 707.462.1400,
Books and ebooks are available online and at brick and mortar stores. More information and links are at http://www.rootlets.com
The Secret Lives of Chickens by Sunny Franson www.rootlets.com/chickens/chickens.html
Second Age, by Carl Franson www.rootlets.com/secondage/secondage.html
Dark Water: Healing from Stress after Trauma, by Opal Rose www.darkwaterrippling.com
Reflections, by Sunny Franson www.rootlets.com/reflections/reflections.html