Baltodano & Baltodano LLP has been a proud supporter of Art About Town, a unique partnership between San Luis Obispo County businesses and Central Coast artists, whereby local artists display their works in public buildings and private offices, since 2012. Most recently, our office hosted the artwork of Melvin and Patricia Dorin, married photographers who, in their retirement, have exhibited nationally and at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, where they recently earned Best of Show for one of their images of Moonstone Beach in Cambria.
Our staff and clients enjoyed the Dorins’ photographs so much we decided to keep them—they have a permanent home in our Downtown San Luis Obispo office and are also featured throughout our website.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorin frequently visit local beaches where their fading footprints follow them along the water’s edge. They photograph the things they encounter that have been delivered by the waves and the receding tide—driftwood, seawed, and other living matter that wash up on the shore. According to the artists, their photographs “are records of history. The subjects exist for the briefest of moments, only until the next tide, or the next winter storm. Like ours, their footprints fade away and then are gone.”
We are honored to showcase the intricate and colorful collection of photographs by Melvin and Patrcia Dorin at our office and on our website. The photographs are intriguingly complex, but peacefully simple. The artists consider their photographs “a celebration of the beauty and fragility of life and an appreciation of the journeys we make from here to who knows where.” We couldn’t agree more.