“The artist’s stroke, a captured moment in time; a thought, a scene, a memory. To be interpreted, discarded, or savored by the one who cares to see.”  – Mary Aiu 2010

With each persons view of the world being uniquely their own, my imagery is reflective upon my ideals about beauty and emotional connections. I enjoy wandering with camera in hand, as I never know what the days imagery will bring. This subtractive process, to find and compose a smaller part of a bigger picture is a quiet meditative activity that offers a sense of expanded awareness and connection to my surroundings.

While most of my subject matter comes from the natural world, horses are my favorite source for inspiration.  I am a spectator in their world, awaiting the moment to capture the splendor of the unbridled horse in motion, their interactions among the herd, or their relationships within the human world. Through my lens I witness the equine spirit: powerful, noble, yet willing to please. Sometimes that capture is enough, though other times I create a Photomontage that sets the stage to a world with no boundaries, which blends my fascination with woodland areas and the free spirit of the running horse. A moment born through my imagination, and their being.

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Mary Aiu holds a BFA in Fine Art from the California College of the Arts. She makes her home in beautiful Susuin Valley and the Monterey Pennisula with her family and an array of animals friends.

She is a member of the ImageMakers of Monterey and is affiliated with the Alexander Gallery in Nevada City, CA and the Lawler House Gallery in Suisun, CA