Description This is Frank. At first glance it would appear that Frank is a thistle plant with some beautiful water drops clinging to the thorns in a very peculiar manner. At another first glance it would appear that Frank is a frog with an unusual occular.... how shall I say it... appendage? Ornament? Eyeball? You may, please, select your own adjective to describe this 'thing' that makes Frank appear to be so different. I say 'appear' because Frank is, after all, no different from any other frog. Or thistle plant with water drops. He just looks different. Sound like a lesson your mother would teach, or a teacher would teach? Only with maybe a slightly different angle on the lesson? Well it is. All things viewed from a different perspective teach us something new about a thing we think we already know. Thank you for the refresher course, Frank.
Brenda Leitow Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Photography is one of the most essential things to a happy life, in my world. Every time I get out my camera I go out and bathe myself in light and color and line and texture... and everything in the world around me. Photography is a very emotional art for me. When I take photos in the rain, or in the morning dew, or when the light gets soft near sunset, or sharp at sunrise, the light creates such an atmosphere that I can almost feel the colors melting right into my being, creating their lasting impressions. My job as an artist is to capture colors, not always as I see them, but also how I imagine them to be. I manipulate light and color to my desire. It's rather like a prism, bending the light, showing color. Only as a photographer I bend the light less precisely, leaving some breathing space for the light to find its own path. The light creates itself in that way, taking away my control, and does amazing things with color that never even occurred to me to imagine.
If you wish to read more about me and my art, follow the link below. Linda Scott Galok has written a wonderful feature that showcases many pieces of my work and details what it's like for me to live with bipolar disorder.