Happy winter solstice. The long days of darkness have passed. Now each day will bring more light and in time new life; grapes for wine, fresh arugula for salads, wheat for bread, raspberries for dessert…..
I turn to nature and celebrate the life and abundance that the light gives us. I hope to use each day to cultivate love, harmony, and beauty.
Winter Solstice brings light and life.
Entertainment & Life Dec. 16, 2018
by Marty Fugate / correspondent
Link to Sarasota Herald-Tribune article
Studio portrait by photographer Wayne Eastep. Featured in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Entertainment & Life by Marty Fugate / correspondent.
Photographer Wayne Eastep installing prints for the collection “The Living Seas” at Eastep Photography Gallery.
The exhibit of images will be on display December 22nd 11 am to 4 pm at 1338 Central Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236.
The images are being offered to lift our spirits after the depressing experience with “red tide” along the coast of Sarasota in recent months. These beautiful underwater images were photographed in the Carribean, the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico. They show what a healthy marine environment looks like.
Underwater photographs on display at Eastep Photography Gallery December 22nd, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota Florida 34236
The Living Seas.
This collection of underwater images made at the premier dive locations in the Caribbean and Florida Keys shows beautiful prints of the vibrant marine life within the Ocean.
Human perception of “out of sight out of mind” is a challenge to our insight into nature. The oceans and seas are particularly vulnerable to our lack of knowledge because the majority of life beneath the surface is unseen and as a result beyond our consciousness. This gap of knowledge and understanding is an existential threat not only to the health of the oceans but to our lives, livelihoods, and way of life.
This year, 2018, on the Gulf Coast of Florida a major ecological crisis has surfaced. From within the waters of the Gulf, countless dead fish surfaced washing onto the pristine white crystalline sands of Siesta beach. Siesta beach has been recognized as having “the world’s finest, whitest sand”.
Red Tide has been a phenomenon for more than a hundred years resulting in fish kills. The Red Tide this year has resulted in an extraordinary number of dead fish plus dead turtles, sharks, and dolphins. This year’s red tide event is historic and deadly serious. It is a serious threat to marine life, human life, and economics.
For those of us experiencing this deadly event, it has been depressing. I’ve curated a collection of underwater images I made in the Gulf, Florida Keys and Caribbean which are full of life and beauty. They are offered to show what a Living Sea looks like and to uplift our spirit.
You’re invited to an opening showcasing these prints October 27, 11 am to 4 pm at my gallery Eastep Photography, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.
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