As the Crow Flies
A travel and photography blog created by Berea residents Aleshia and Richard, "As the Crow Flies" offers a unique collection of photos and stories off the beaten path. Featured posts showcase a broad variety of locations, so you can expect anything....from the spine--chilling character of an abandoned farmhouse to the nostalgia of a small--town ice cream parlor. So, delve into the mysterious, the forgotten, the ethereal and follow these two spirited crows down an uncommon path to visit the road less--travelled.
I am a Silversmith and Lapidary Artist from Science Hill, Kentucky and I graduated from Berea College. I love using locally found Kentucky rocks in my work, and I always enjoy going out to hunt Kentucky Agate in the creeks and streams in surrounding counties. I cut the stones into slabs, grind the slabs into shapes, and polish them into stones I can set in sterling silver. I believe the most beautiful stones on earth are found right here in Kentucky.
My work is nostalgic, borrowing from a feeling that is both poignant and sweet. I am often reminded about the frailty evident in floral forms. This fragility inspires my work; each flower symbolizes the tenacious hold that I have over the fleeting moments in my life. This emphasized impermanence of a moment, the significance of memories passed, provided fruitful terrain for my work.