“Nature is art,” according to Hector Moctezuma, who is exhibiting a selection of nature photographs at Oak Ridge Public Library during the month of September.
With a degree in zoology from the University of Tennessee and photography training from Pellissippi State Community College, Mr. Moctezuma tries to bring the outdoors inside. The images represent a sample of photographs captured either in his backyard or around the Library grounds and local parks in Oak Ridge during the winter and early spring of this year.
His favorite subject in the exhibit is a quirky red male cardinal that he named “Ernesto” after Ernesto Cardenal Martinez, a Nicaraguan priest, poet, and founder of the primitive art community in the Solentiname Islands.
For Mr. Moctezuma, photography is an expression of “claro/oscuro,” light and shadow. He strives for clarity and depth in his art in order to bring out the beauty of the natural world. Visit the Library during the month of September to view the images of expressive Ernesto and other local Oak Ridge scenes.
For more information on programs, services and exhibits at the Oak Ridge Public Library, call (865) 425-3455 or visit them online.
About Oak Ridge Public Library:Oak Ridge Public Library is located at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The library serves a community of nearly 30,000 and features a Children’s Room with special programming as well as an extensive archive facility with materials dating back to the early days of Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project. You can reach them at (865) 425-3455.