Can Beauty be a Political Statement?

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I speak for myself. Civility in America’s public arena is under challenge through crass, vulgar and denigrating speech. The growth in tolerance and egalitarianism over the past few decades is facing a setback through intolerant language and actions. When I watch tv news, read newspapers and listen to the radio I come away with the sense that America is in a dark threatening time.

As an artist what can I do to contribute to a more civil, tolerant, inclusive and positive society?

Can beauty be a counter to ugly language and behavior?  I believe it can. The laws of science and human behavior support the principle of balancing forces. I offer beautiful images as an artistic and political counterbalance to the ugliness. I invite you to join me in the affirmation of life as we strive for refinement in our lives. What we visualize will have an impact on our attitudes and behavior. This is not a naive call for putting our heads in the sand or pretending that there aren’t a multitude of challenges to the common good. For me it is a recognition of the negative and a choice to turn toward the positive. In the face of darkness and ugliness, light and beauty is a revolutionary action.

To see more images in the Color & Light series visit WayneEastep.com

 

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Can Beauty be a Political Statement?

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Yellow on Gold

To see other images in the Color & Light series visit Wayne Eastep.com

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Yellow on Gold

Abstract color study. Yellow and Gold.

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A N N O U N C E M E N T

FLORAL ESSENCE is available in hardcover and softcover versions through Blurb.

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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.

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One of Sarasota’s finest boutique bakeries is exhibiting Flower Essence, a show of photographic art prints by photographer Wayne Eastep.

 

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FLORAL ESSENCE published

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Exhibition “Flower Essence”

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.

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Flour Parlor, 128 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

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White Rose, print 42 x 62 5/8″ frame 48 x 68 3/8″

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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″

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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″

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Amaryllis buds, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″

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Southern Magnolia, print 12 1/2 x 9 1/2″ frame 20 x 16″

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Snapdragons, FL and Feather Grasses, Kazakhstan: print 16 x 24″ frame 20 x 30″

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Amorphophallus Titanum, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″

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Giant Stapelia Cactus, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″

To order prints visit:   WayneEastep.com

Framing (white rose & large parrot tulips):  MetroFrame                                                          Design and Installation:  Polly Johnson                                                                                          Curators:  Faye Foster, Layla Eastep                                                                                     Installation:  Diederik Tamson                                                                                                            Design Consultation:  Sven Mohr                                                                                                      Editor, Creative Co-Conspirator:  Patti Eastep                                                                              Gallery, CadCam Design, Promotor:  Amy Nichols                                                                      Exhibition Vision, Promoter:  Irina Shtarkman

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Flower Essence

About the Artist and this exhibition

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

Sunflower

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.

Flour Parlor

Opening February 4, 2015  6 pm to 9 pm

128 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

Contact: Amy Nichols  941.993.8649      flourparlor@gmail.com          http://www.flourparlor.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8 – 5:30, Saturday 9 – 4

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Serpulid Tubeworm (Ponastegus stellatus), Saba

The beauty of nature often speaks for itself, take a breath, look, enjoy.

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Elegance

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Orange Sea Lily (Nemaster rubiginosa) Bonaire

One of the reasons artists collect so much stuff; rocks, feathers, shells, crushed cans, you name it,  is because they have a talent for seeing elements of design in everything. Shapes and forms in the natural world awakens a sensibility that we recognize as having a “sense of rightness,”  Mark Getlein, Living With Art.

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Sea Rod (Gorgonian coral) Bonaire

Focusing  on the natural world engages our imagination and inspires a creative response. Design principles from nature show up in science, engineering, architecture, art, textiles and fashion.

Sea Fan Pan (Gorgonia ventalina) Grand Cayman

Sea Fan Pan (Gorgonia ventalina) Grand Cayman

The approach I took to photographing marine subjects for the book The Living Seas was to concentrate on  design within  marine life.  I  looked with curiosity at the line, light, shape and form I saw within the underwater world. Compositions  focused  on the central design feature of the subject I was studying.

A few years ago a project came along which gave me the opportunity to work with one of the finest designers  in America, Chip Reay.  Chip selected from my underwater images  ones which had  clean simple design .  He played with the photographs by making a duplicate of the image, flipping it and merging it with the original. the result was a wonderful mirror image, a delightful rorschach.  These three images are examples of his successful collaboration with my photographs.

To see more underwater images visit my Image Archive:   EastepPhotography.com

 

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