June Artist at the Library

Written by Hilly Alexander on .

Our June Artist of the Month is local photographer Michael Strubel. Michael's work can be seen on the Art Wall next to the New Books shelves.

Here he is in his own words:

I began taking pictures in the 60’s in Vietnam. I was drawn to the people, how their faces reflected their hearts. Though it was too painful for me to keep those photos I did keep a fascination with seeing and saving the beauty of the world and its people.

Landscapes and people are my current focus. Traveling to far places and seeking out the perfect moment when the light shows nature at its most vibrant fascinates me. It also excites me to capture the emotions of people from cultures very different from ours. Their eyes, their smiles, their joy in the simple pleasures of life speak to me of the universal human connection.

Through my lens I am enthralled with the world. My camera enables me to capture some of the small miracles life on this planet offers us and to hopefully enhance others’ appreciation of them.

20% of art sales benefit the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation.