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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida USA
Dried Sea Grape Leaves XII-I
Fine Art Photography
As a fine artist with a background in painting, printmaking, and sculpture, I now use photography as a source of ideas and a tool to create. My photographs are portraits/still-lifes of nature’s forms, from flowers, dried leaves, twigs, to the bark of trees in their various stages of growth and natural decline. I have been collecting and photographing these natural forms for quite some time and I am always looking for that special form of nature that inspires me. The camera brings out qualities that one cannot see with the naked eye when these forms are on the ground. These photographs are taken indoors, using natural light and a reflective surface. When composing and taking these photographs the challenge is to create exciting and interesting compositions to entice the viewer to see these images in a new and different way. They created a new life of their own through the lens of my camera.
Dried Sea Grape Leaves XII – I The Sea Grape is a hearty evergreen shrub that has dark green round leathery leaves up to 10 inches in diameter. Their leaves fall throughout the year and during this process they become dried and look entirely different. Plants that grow on the beach have different colorings than plants that grow inland. These Sea Grape Leaves I found along the path that leads to a beach in South Florida. They attracted my eye due to their intense colorings, markings, shape and texture. It is these unique qualities that when photographed are brought to a new life of beauty in this new dried state
For each group of new photographs I like to create a series from four, six or eight different compositions so that I have one, two or a group of photographs that work well together. All images are limited editions, signed and numbered, printed on archival smooth cotton paper.
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