Area Artists Probe Nature, Comic Reality

“Huber shares an affinity with Mount Horeb photographer Doris Hembrough, who also keeps her eye close to the earth in exploring evocative spatial relationships.

Hembrough photographs rock formations that uncannily resemble organic bodies. But she is far more concerned with visual poetry than natural oddities.

As you peer at these color close-ups, you find yourself on a tour of natural forms photographed throughout the American West, Canada and Ireland. You sense the rock of ages in infinite variety.

In her artist’s statement, Hembrough writes: “I photograph rocks as humans. They have seen all- heard everything. And the stories are there.”