Tone Poems - Book 1: Opuses 1, 2 & 3 from Rocky Nook is a large-format book containing 90 beautifully reproduced black and white images divided into three sections or opuses.
Opus 1: "Enigmas, Abstractions and Surprises" and focuses on a collection of images that are alternatively abstract, experimental, and unexpected. They are drawn from figure studies, landscape, architecture, and a variety of other roots.
Opus 2: "Darkness and Despair" is at its core a primal scream emanating from the loss of an environmental battle against politicians who changed the law to permit an illegal mining project.
Opus 3: "Lyricism of the Land" displays the magnificence of the natural world in which we live, including man-made alterations, as a celebration of the grandeur of our life-supporting planet.
The accompanying CD features 74 minutes of classical piano music played by Judith Cohen and recorded in Seattle's Benaroya Hall. The music was chosen to mirror and expand upon the emotional content and imagery found in each opus.