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.
The signature characteristic of Wayne Eastep’s photography is the ability to express the essence of a subject.His images go beyond representational pictures to touch the spirit of the subject, evoking an emotional response.In this exhibition he turns his attention to the exquisite design in nature and inherent beauty within flowers.
Eastep’s images are commissioned and collected internationally. They garner awards for books, documentary, and commercial assignments.His intention with each assignment is to go beyond the surface and look inside the subject.Photography for Wayne is both vocation and avocation. He is driven by a passion for the art of image making.
Exhibition February 4 – May 14, 2015
The sunflower an annual plant is native to the Americas. The flower petals within the sunflower’s cluster are always in a spiral pattern. Generally, each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5 degrees, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. This pattern produces the most efficient packing of seeds within the flower head.