Description The mythological tale associated with the tulip originated in ancient Persia and all begins with jealousy. Farhad, a Persian youth was in love with Sharin, a beautiful young woman of the time. One day Farhad received word that Sharin was dead and was so devastated that he leapt from the nearest cliff to his death.The sad part of this story is that Sharin wasnt dead at all. The message was sent by a jealous rival. But the ancient gods of Persia caused tulips to grow on the spot where Farhad met his end.
Dawn LeBlanc, Edmonton, Alberta Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement
A graphic designer by trade, Dawn is a semi-professional photographer whose images are held in private collections throughout North America and Europe. Her images have appeared in national publications, books, and newspapers. A latecomer to photography, Dawn began a journey with her camera that immediately engaged, captivated and consumed her. The photographs that have materialized reflect her admiration of nature as she looks at underlying forms, shapes and colour, seeking to strip away distracting detail and discover the play of light and shadow that can make the ordinary extraordinary. She hopes that in presenting things the way she does, others might also recognize and share in the simple solace and beauty of the natural world.