Native America, Architecture, Mesa Vera, CO,

Interior Kiva at spruce tree house Mesa Verde CO

Sacred Light

Ancestral Puebloans built Spruce Tree House around A.D. 1200.  It was re-discovered in 1888, and is the third largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. This Cliff Dwelling housed somewhere around 60 to 80 people. This is a view from inside one of the 8 Kivas found at Spruce Tree House. Kivas are subterranean structures that were most likely used for spiritual ceremonies. 

This image is one of 12 prints in the collection “Art Within Architecture” on exhibit at Eastep Photography Gallery,  1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 34234.  The prints can be viewed on Saturday, September 29, 2018, between 11 am and 4 pm.  The Gallery is also open by appointment.  Call 917.675.0640 or write WayneEastep@Gmail.com

For print sizes and print contact WayneEastep@Gmail.com

Architecture, Art, Art Gallery, Art-within-Architecture, artists, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Recent Personal Images, Sarasota, Florida, Art

Art Within Architecture Kiva Mesa Verde

Image
Egypt, archeology, Luxor, Thebes, Deir El-Medina,

Artifacts on tomb interior at Deir El-Medina “Thebes” being lit by use of mirrors to reflect the sunlight deep into the tomb. Luxor, Egypt

Eastep Photography Gallery 

Architecture, Art, Art Gallery, creativity, Culture, Design, Recent Personal Images, Travel

Light Within

Image

Al-Hijr / Madain Saleh

UNESCO, World-Heritage-Site, Nabataen-civilazation, Saudi-Arabia, archeology

Al-Hijr, Madain Saleh the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia.

The entrance to a sacred area within the complex at Al-Hijir.  The archeological site of Al-Hijr (Madain Saleh) is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in  Saudi Arabia.  It is a major center of the Nabataen civilization.  It is the largest Nabataen site south of Petra in Jordan.  It bears testimony to the Nabataen civilization between the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC and pre-Islamic period in the 1st century AD.

Part of the collection “Art Within Architecture” on exhibit at Eastep Photography gallery 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

 

Architecture, Art, Art Gallery, artists, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Recent Personal Images, Saudi Arabia

Al-Hijir Art Within Architecture

Image
Arkansas, Thorncrown-Chapel, Eureka-Springs, Architecture

Architect E. Fay Jones designed Thorncrown Chapel, a wooden structure forty-eight feet high with 6,000 square feet of glass. Completed July 10, 1980, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

This is one of those spaces where the separation that is often created by architecture goes away.  Being in this environment gives one the feeling of a union between the outside and inside.  The vertical feature of the narrow columns creates a visual connection to the trunks of the trees which come up within feet of the glass walls.

I find that the pattern and relationship between nature and the architecture creates a visual tableau that becomes art.

This image will be shown on Saturday, June 30, 2018, with other prints exploring the concept of “Art Within Architecture”.   The exhibit will be at my Studio/Gallery, Eastep Photography which is part of Art Central.  Art Central is located at 1330-1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.  Two other artist’s Lucy Barber and Kathy Wright will also have open studio’s from 11 am to 4 pm.

If you are unable to come to the studio/ gallery Saturday you’re welcome other times with an appointment.  Contact me: WayneEastep@gmail.com or call 917.675.0640 to arrange a time.  If you’re out of town and would like to buy a print contact me for sizes and prices.

http://www.WayneEastep.com

Architecture, Art, Art Gallery, artists, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Recent Personal Images

Art Within Architecture Thorncrown Chapel

Image
Architecture, Kazakhstan, Manghstau region, Shakbak-Ata, Shakbak-ata canyon, The Soul of Kazakhstan, Zoroastrian temple, ancient culture, ancient religion, traditional culture

Shakbak-Ata Zoroastrian Temple, Shakbak-ata Canyon, Manghstau Region, Kazakhstan

I traveled 3,295 km (2,047 miles) from Almaty, Kazakhstan to the edge of the Caspian sea to make this image of an ancient Zoroastrian temple.  The rituals are no longer practiced there so I brought candles to light the inside and show respect for their practice of using fire as a focal point of Zoroastrian rituals.

Zoroastrian places of worship are sometimes called fire temples. Each fire temple contains an altar with an eternal flame that burns continuously and is never extinguished.”

Burning flame

Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. It was founded by the Prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathustra) in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago.

For 1000 years Zoroastrianism was one of the most powerful religions in the world. It was the official religion of Persia (Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE.

While I was making this image a woman appeared at the entrance, came in and announced that she and her family were there to honor a relative who had died and was buried nearby in what the Kazakh’s call “the city of the dead”.  She invited me to join them in honoring her relative. She turned and walked out.

A print of this image will be shown this Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm as part of an exhibit exploring the concept of “Art within Architecture”.

Eastep Photography Gallery, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota Florida 34236.

If you are unable to come to the studio Saturday but would like to buy a print contact me about sizes and prices:  WayneEastep@gmail.com

http://www.WayneEastep.com

Architecture, Art, Art Gallery, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Kazakhstan, Recent Personal Images

Art Within Architecture Shakbak – Ata

Image
Egypt, Pyramid, Architecture, Giza,

A visitor to the great pyramid at Giza in Egypt

Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh KhufuEgyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially, at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.

Sarasota, Art-Central, Art-Gallery, Artists, Studios,

 

This image will be exhibited as part of a show exploring the “Art of Architecture” this Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm.

1330 – 1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

http://www.WayneEastep.com

Architecture, Art, Art Gallery, artists, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Recent Personal Images

Art of Architecture / Great Pyramid of Giza

Image

 

Muqarnas, Khawaja-Akmed-Yesevi, mosque, Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Sufi, Sufism, Central-Asia, Kazakhstan,

Muqarnas, interior detail within the Khawaja Akmed Yesevi mosque, Turkestan, Kazakhstan

One of Central Asia’s largest domed mosques honors Khawaja Akmed Yesevi, the 12th-century Sufi mystic whose poetry and writings had a tremendous impact throughout that part of the world. It was commissioned in 1390 by Tamerlane, the Turkic conqueror, to honor Yesevi and serve as his mausoleum. The mosque was built in eight independent sections, which has helped it survive numerous earthquakes. the building measures 47.5 x 65.6 meters (152 x 215). Its walls are 2 meters (6.5 feet) thick and the central hall walls are 3 meters (10 feet) thick. The dome is 37.5 meters (123 feet) high and 18.2 meters (60 feet) in diameter. These elegant niche-like decorations just below the mausoleum’s dome are known as Muqarnas. They are an Islamic invention that reached a zenith around the 13th century. the delicate and soaring designs evoke Yesevi’s transcendent and complex poetry as well as the mystical ideas of Sufism. It is located in Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan.

This image will is part of the collection “Art Within Architecture” on exhibit during my open studio at Art Central this Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm.

If you’re unable to come to the opening on Saturday feel free to contact me to set up a time to come by and see the prints.  If you’re out of town but would like to buy a print write me about sizes and prices.

e. WayneEastep@gmail.com   p. 917.675.0640   www.WayneEastep.com

Architecture, Art, Art Gallery, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Kazakhstan, Recent Personal Images

Art Within Architecture / Khawaja Akmed Yesevi

Image