Opening Oct. 1, 2019
Designed by Nature
Sarah Rodefeld, Maud, OK photographer
Oct. 1 – Jan. 06, 2020
Whether it’s a pair of deer in the woods of Oklahoma, or the delicate points of a snowflake in Wisconsin, Maud photographer Sarah Rodefeld is patient and steady as she aims her lens. Her finished work is proof of her patience.
“Designed by Nature,” featuring the wildlife and landscape photography of Rodefeld will exhibit Oct. 1 – Jan. 6, 2020, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.
An avid outdoors person, Rodefeld captures the minute details of life often missed by most people. Macro photography is one of her specialties.
“I’m just a country girl who grew up surrounded by trees,” said Rodefeld, who was born in the forests of northern Wisconsin.
“When I married my husband 27 years ago, I told him I’d follow him anywhere but Kansas or Oklahoma. Lucky for me, we moved to this great state 26 years ago and it’s been an amazing ride!”
Oklahoma’s natural beauty and landscapes inspired her from day one – from the amazing sunsets to the incredible diversity and abundance of wildlife.
“Oklahoma’s natural bounty is truly “Designed by Nature,” she said. “I love macro photography. It opens a whole other view from what you can see with the naked eye.” And she has captured everything from the snowflakes to hummingbirds and dragonflies, to bison and sunsets.
Rodefeld and her husband, Nels, live on a working cattle ranch near Maud (southeast of Shawnee), along with their dogs, Piper (a Blue Lacy) and Denali (a Weimaraner). She works for the State Department of Commerce helping provide federal funding for Oklahomans in need of assistance. They also make plenty of time for hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoor life in Oklahoma and traveling to Wisconsin.
Sarah’s photography will be a mix of the nature found in both states. She loves photographing Wisconsin and other northern states in the fall season. On her bucket list? Alaska, the Rockies in the fall and Ireland/Scotland.