While visiting friends in Colorado, some fancy home-grown designer beans caught my eye. I took them outside to photograph, choosing a blue spatter-ware plate as a background. But when I set the plate on the patio table in the shade of a big red umbrella, a whole galaxy of stars and nebulae exploded into view amid a riot of red and purple arcs.
I soon forgot about the beans. They didn't stand a chance.
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.