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Kazakh artists have appropriated the color red as a symbol for the vitality of life in their traditional art for millennia. This field of red poppies is in Ordabasy, Kazakhstan the place where the three major Juz or tribes came together to unify Kazakhstan in 1726 under the leadership of Abulkhair.
While researching for my book The Soul of Kazakhstan in the New York public library, I came across a letter Natalya Sedova, Leon Trotsky’s wife, wrote home while exiled in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She exclaimed about the beauty of a late spring snow blanketing the tulips. I remember thinking, what a remarkable image, I’d love to see that. As good fortune would have it, my apartment was across from where the Trotskys lived. On a spring day in April, I was treated to the same beautiful sight.
Mothers day a few years ago I bought a couple dozen white roses for my mother-in-law. I had gotten them from a wholesale supplier I had been using for flowers to photograph in my studio. The white roses were super fresh and flawless. As I looked closely at them appreciating their beauty I saw one that was pure and perfect, not a single blemish. So I took it into the studio and spent most of the day studying and photographing this perfect rose. The image above is of that rose.
A collector in New York city bought an eight foot wide print of this image had it matted and framed in white and placed as the single design element in their dining room.
My fellow artists; Lucy Barber, Brandy Eiger, Kathy Wright and I welcomed visitors and buyers to a successful “Open Studio’s” Saturday January 27, 2018. We appreciate the many visitors to our studios and thank those who supported our creative work with purchases.
Work is underway for our next Open Studio’s February 24, 2018 10am to 4pm. We will be showing new photography, paintings, and multi-media art. Visitors shared with us how much they enjoyed seeing the space where we work and being able to talk with us about our creative process. We get so much from these interactions and look forward to welcoming you to our next opening. –Wayne Eastep–
42 page book showcasing photographic art prints of flowers on exhibition at the Flour Parlor in Sarasota, FL
The 42 page book showcases the photographic art prints by Wayne Eastep on exhibit at the Flour Parlor in Sarasota, Florida. I hope you enjoy the exquisite design and lush beauty of these flowers. Thank you for your support.
When you are in Sarasota come by and see the show and enjoy some very fine coffee and tasty desserts by Amy Nichols of the Flour Parlor.
One of Sarasota’s finest boutique bakeries is exhibiting Flower Essence, a show of photographic art prints by photographer Wayne Eastep.
A collection of 26 images expressing the essence of flowers: design, beauty, grace and sensuality, is on exhibit Feb. 4 through May 2016 at the Flour Parlor in Sarasota, Florida.
The variety of print sizes and frames in the exhibition illustrate ideas for displaying photographs in homes and commercial spaces. The prints are for sale at the Flour Parlor and through Wayne Eastep studio website.
Flour Parlor, 128 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida
White Rose, print 42 x 62 5/8″ frame 48 x 68 3/8″
Parrot Tulip: Large print 29 x 40″ floating frame 29 3/4 x 40 3/4.” Medium size prints 10 x 1/2 x 13 1/2″ frame 18 x 22.” Small prints 9 1/2 x 7 1/2″ frame 16 x 13″
Sunflowers: Large print 24 x 36″ frame 26 1/2 x 39.” Medium prints 10 1/2 x 13 1/2″ frame 18 x 22″
Amaryllis buds, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″
Southern Magnolia, print 12 1/2 x 9 1/2″ frame 20 x 16″
Snapdragons, FL and Feather Grasses, Kazakhstan: print 16 x 24″ frame 20 x 30″
Amorphophallus Titanum, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″
Giant Stapelia Cactus, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″
Every corner deli in New York City has flowers for sale. Dubai Flower Centre has a hanger dedicated to importing and exporting flowers from around the world. City and suburban grocery stores sell flowers. Along the city streets in Kazakhstan, roadside stands offer flower bouquets for house gifts.
When looking at a flower I view the flower with my mind’s eye, not just my eyes. Focusing on the complexity of design and color nuance of each flower enhances my sense of observation. Using the ocular of the camera’s lens, I explore and express what my mind’s eye is seeing. When I focus on a flower, this visual connection is transformed into an emotional one. I see beauty. I sense grace. I am moved by the marvel of design within the flower.
This experience represents a first principle of existence for me: transference of energy or spirit. It is the bond between the human spirit and the spirit within nature. When that momentary connection is made, the rejuvenating power of nature is activated. Perhaps this is why flowers have a universal appeal.
We all see or feel something unique in art, even when looking at the same object. When I look at the images of flowers in this collection, I see many different things: beauty, complexity, grace, design, sensuality and delicacy.
I would love to read what you see, sense, and feel in response to looking at the flowers in this collection: “Flower Essence” at WayneEastep.com.