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. ArtistDawn LeBlanc Platinum Member CollectionFlowers2
Description I brought this calla lily into the house in the late afternoon after it was demolished in a hail storm, and I managed to salvage only this one bloom. However, I was totally unsure what to do with it. Calla lilies are beautiful flowers with wonderful form and structure and great graphic impact, but alas, next to the rose, they are likely the most photographed of all flowers. So what to do, what to do? I didn't want it to be trite, or cute, or pretty--I wanted to do something different that I hadn't already seen a million times.So I mounted my camera on the tripod with a macro lens, and put the flower on a black background so the sun was hitting it through the window. I moved around the flower, starting off with an attempt to frame the whole of the bloom, but as I moved, I noticed a shape emerge--a common enough shape--that of a female figure. Even better, the light was shining thru the bloom, emphasizing all of its beautiful lines and structure. This is why I'm so entranced with macros--you can see things thru a macro lens you would not notice in real life. They can make the ordinary extraordinary.
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.