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 CollectionEnchanted
DescriptionOut of the Fog is a self-portrait created by photographic artist, Jaeda DeWalt and is a part of the DeWalt Gallery collection.
OUT OF THE FOG I have come out of the fog Penetrating this filthy haze that taints my innocence No longer a victim of my past But rather a survivor, fearlessly exploring my future Releasing myself from these chains of self-hatred Shedding the shame that has coated my soul For too many years
Stepping out of this chamber of horrors In which my mind has been a prisoner For so long Lifting off my shoulders the burdens Of anger and resentment I have been carrying for this beast
Knowing that though I can never forget I must forgive the evils Forced upon my flesh Rather than weak and dependent I continue to grow resilient and strong
Utilizing challenges of the past
As tools to cope with The struggles that lie ahead It is now I let go of the victim inside me Drinking in the freedom from a past That will no longer bind me
Poem Jaeda DeWalt
This image is featured in Jaeda's Artography Book! http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/625673
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