"To be human is to become visible while carrying
what is hidden as a gift to others."
The universe is deep and wide, and there is a vast world inside of each person and all things that is every bit as spacious as what appears outside.
I am drawn to capture the beauty in all manner of scenes and subjects, with the intention of transmitting what lives inside. Following the way of Beauty for quite some time now, I am eternally grateful for the teachings I have received from Nature. That we are all connected in the most intricate yet simple ways is just at the surface of the learning, and it goes deep into the core of everything.
The beauty we engage in the world resonates deeply into our being, enlivening the beauty, peace and grace within us that we so often forget is here. These images are intended to awaken the beauty and grace within - to resonate in your heart or spirit, your mind or even your body. I hope they evoke something lovely in you that longs to come forward in grace.
May the beauty you encounter in the world bring you fully and joyfully alive.
Along the Way
"Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."
Jalal ad-Din Rumi— Quatrain 82
Version by Coleman Barks
Threshold Books, 1984
Honor Woodard, BFA
Honor has been making photographs for 30 years, and has been a Picture Editor at Sports Illustrated, Backpacker and Outdoor Explorer magazines. She has designed award-winning web stories, artwork and covers for several books, and her photography and paintings are in collections locally and internationally. Honor earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis and studied Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.