Gilded Serpent presents...
of Cynthia F. Cushman
with her first trip to Europe at the age of 7, Cynthia Cushman has been
intrigued by the quest to capture the fleeting moments of beauty that
grace our everyday lives. For many years, via photography, and now also
with pen, she pursues memories of food markets, nature in it’s
quiet glory, architectural delights, and people who add color and character
to a journey whether to Paris, a local festival, or the garden around
native Midwesterner, she attended college in Arizona, earning a degree
in art history, and subsequently received a degree in photography from
Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. A belly dancer for 10 years, she
performed with Troupe Dhyanis for many seasons, and was riveted by the
swirl of music, color and excitement at the annual Rakkasah festival,
in Richmond, California, during which these photos were taken.
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Music and Style by Yasmela / Shelley
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...foodstuffs still glued on, --no black marks from any recent
explosion,--I believed it to be “working”...