DescriptionI've been working on a floral arrangement that marries aubergine and chartreuse. I love those colors together. I have been known to say something like: 'Purple and green, when put side by side, make one of my favorite colors.' Anyway, twenty bucks later on the flowers, I'm getting nowhere. Nothing is coming together. Suddenly I thought to myself, 'Maybe they need a little 'bling.'' So I went into my well-organized craft totes (one of the only organized things around here) and pulled out my beads and started stringing purple and green beads. No particular plan or pattern. Just stringing beads on wire so I can manipulate them. Voila! Done! Turns out the strings of beads are quite nice. Didn't do a darn thing for the flowers.
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.