Wendy McCloud is an instructor/program manager in the UAMS Office of Interprofessional Education. She took this photo in the Nagano Snow Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) in Japan – with her camera phone. “It was a long, uphill hike in super gross weather, but totally worth it.”
As an artist, much of my work is inspired by my everyday environment. This could range between items found around my home or current events, music, etc. I then attempt to translate those objects or ideals from my chosen media for a unique experience.
Vase with Flowers
I have really enjoyed the painting class over the last several months [at UAMS]. The instructor is very helpful and innovative in teaching the various types of paintings and methods available. I am doing something I never believed I could do and enjoy.
Green and Blue Ball
This painting was part of an exercise on light and shadow. We were asked to determine an imaginary light source and paint the appropriate shadow that would be cast.
I created this sculpture using as a model my first toy that was given to me by my parents when I was a baby. An angel who accompanied me in life, helping me in difficulties and guiding me towards God. He stayed by her side and helped me face the most complex and difficult moments.
Breakfast on a Snowy Morning
David Goff is a retired teacher and financial aid director of a small college in Paragould, Arkansas. He loves canoeing, backpacking, and feeding the horses over his backyard fence.
Every year during summer, I look forward to planting sunflower seeds among other plants. But this year, our squirrels had taken the task. They had gathered the seeds from the bird feeder and done a marvelous job.
Bird on a Sign
Jay Mehta Jawahar L. “Jay” Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Physiology and Biophysics, and the Stebbins Chair in Cardiology at UAMS. Dr. Mehta serves or has served on the editorial board member of numerous journals including the American Journal of Cardiology; Circulation; Hypertension; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. […]
Light in the Dark
I made this photo in the War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas during our family vacation in 2020. It is one of the most beautiful caverns in Arkansas and providing access to a dark, mysterious and bizarre underworld and habitat.
My wife is a Master Naturalist who has planted milkweed from seed for the last few years. This was the first year that we had a Monarch come and lay her eggs on the plants! I spotted 12 little caterpillars munching out like little machines, getting bigger and bigger with their instars. At their final stage, we put them in an enclosure outside to keep them safe from birds and wasps.
One of our family’s favorite pastimes has been to take a leisurely walk at the Big Dam Bridge on the North Little Rock side of the Arkansas River. These pile dikes have always intrigued us as we have walked the trail. As they stand strong and tall against the natural elements, they convey a sense […]
Sunset Over Pinnacle Mountain
The picture was taken from a steep ledge off a walking trail behind the old Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock. With the sun setting rapidly, it was a race against time to frame the shot properly. I myself was surprised with the end result, which was achieved by minimal post-picture manipulation. Summers in […]
The Many Faces of the Little Rock Zoo
Photography has been my passion for years. On my free time, I would pick up my camera gear and venture out in pursuit of that “perfect” shot! My favorite time was on post-call mornings when I had the whole world to myself. It was a warm spring morning in 2012 and I ventured out into the fascinating natural world of the Little Rock Zoo. Just me, my camera and nature in its full glory! Here are some of the photographs.
View of the City of Rome from an Eighth Floor Balcony
A look at the city from my hotel balcony tells you why Rome is called “The Eternal City.” Jay Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, and the Stebbins Chair in Cardiology at UAMS.
You Never Eat Alone in Italy
I have always been impressed with the Italian way of life, it impacts everything — their lifespan and resistance to chronic diseases. We have good friends in Italy and have been going there two or three times a year for the past 25 years.
White Coats for Black Lives
Taken on a sunny day in the June heat. I really wanted to capture how unified UAMS has been in responding to injustice in our community and in setting an example of a just culture. At the end of the event, everyone knelt on the ground (grass for some, asphalt for others). It felt much […]
First Responders Supporting UAMS
Taken at dusk after leaving a busy day working in the medical intensive care unit. I was overwhelmed by the support of our first responders, and watched quietly with one of our MICU nurses. It’s one of those moments that stands out like a bookmark in a chapter of one’s life. Michael S. Cross, M.D., […]
I have always liked photographing paths. It is embarrassingly sappy and cliché of course, but when I see one, I think how it is symbolic of life’s paths. Some shots, like those that often accompany “The Road Not Taken,” show two or more paths diverging, which could represent options and big decisions. This is the […]
In this long exposure photograph, I tried to depict people (generations) changing while the Pantheon itself stands erect witnessing history, rise and fall of kingdoms, and changing times.
Painting keeps me from becoming a spectator in my own life. It provides endless opportunities for in-the-moment awareness and a means for seizing my most valuable asset, time.