Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJaeda DeWalt Platinum Member CollectionSensual
Description This was a challenging series to photograph. I shot this in my bathtub. I positioned the camera on a tripod, hovering next to/over the tub, using the self-timer feature. My camera is not waterproof so i had to be very careful. I couldnt tell if i was in frame or not, so i spent about four hours splashing around in my tub. As you can see, i posed with a piece of sheer white chiffon clinging to my wet body. I didnt mean to lop my head off but i do like the abstract look of this photograph and it almost has a painterly look to it. For this shot, i anchored myself by grasping onto the soap boar, which is why my arm muscle is so pronounced. This is the first image in my Bare Essence series.
SIDE NOTE: I lost a bunch of images when my back-up portable drive went kaput. Ive been slowly going through hundreds of cds hoping to recover some of the images and this was one of the image i found on one of my cds and i am happy to be able to resurrect it from my archives!
About Me: I am a self-taught taught artist that discovered my passion of photography, back in 1995, while writing my first book, Haunting Hands. A book initially intended to be a collection of poems i had written about surviving a difficult childhood. I decided it would feel more personal if i created the cover for the book myself. Shortly thereafter, i purchased a camera and turned my living room into a makeshift studio. I did a series of self-portraits and then another and another. The process of creating and putting myself in front of the camera felt cathartic, liberating and healing. The photographic medium opened up a new world to me and ignited a kind of passion within that i didn’t even know i was capable of experiencing. My book transformed into a, survivor-orientated, photographic essay and that started me down the path to becoming a photographic artist.
ANSWER TO THE MOST FAQ EVER: Are your self-portraits, self-portraits? YES! I don't consider a self-portrait to be TRULY a self-portrait unless i take the picture of myself, by myself. It's not easy to chase oneself around with the camera, LOL. But that's what i do. I use a digital camera, utilizing the self-timer mode. Sometimes i get the shot i want on the first shot or first few frames and other times it takes me 100s of pictures to get the shot i want.
WHY do you create? . . . because imagery, poetry and words can offer us a feeling, an experience and the magical gift of transport. I want my imagery to give people a way to express themselves, to offer them a moment of magic and wonder, I want to ignite the imagination, emotions and give people a sense of connection. Learn more about my creative process via the Q & A page of my website: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jaedadewalt/journal/694520-q-and-a-with-jaeda.
BRIEF BIO: I have produced cover art for books, playbills, collective fine art books and have had my work exhibited in New York, including the Hofstra Museum. In 2009 i published, Shades of the Soul an artography book featuring my art and poetry. You can preview my book, here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/625673