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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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Art, Recent Personal Images

A Forty Year Love Affair

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Professor Rontgen Parrot Tulip

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Parrot Tulips on 29th Street, New York City

I’ve had a forty-year love affair with the parrot tulip.  There are a few moments when I meet someone or discover something in nature when a connection is established that lasts a lifetime.  I’ve been blessed with a few of these moments, the first time I saw Patti’s  eyes, she’s been my wife for 45 years.  The moment I looked into Layla’s face in the delivery room, 26 years later I am still in love with my daughter.  Then there’s the parrot tulip.

The first time I saw a parrot tulip was forty years ago while walking in the rain along Madison Avenue in New York City.  A corner flower shop had a  funnel-shaped galvanized bucket full of parrot tulips among the flowers on display.  Even now I remember the response I had, it was mainly wonderment.  Looking at the tulip was like looking at a flame painted into a flower.

A few years ago I had a florist importer order direct from Holland two dozen parrot tulips.  They were delivered every Monday during their blooming period.  I would take them into my studio, study them and make new visual discoveries each week. The first image with the black background is an image from one of those sessions.

Earlier this year while walking in the rain along 29th street near my apartment in New York City I came upon two parrot tulips.  There were growing within a metal enclosure around a Ginko tree. I got down low to take a closer look when I noticed the taxis heading westbound on 29th street.  The image of that moment is the second one in this post.

To see more images visit: Eastep Image Archive

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