Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
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DescriptionThe Avian Dream is a self-portrait created by photographic artist, Jaeda DeWalt and is a part of the DeWalt Gallery collection. Hair, make-up, wardrobe and styling, also created by Jaeda DeWalt.
About this image: The Dove on my shoulder is the newest member of my family :). My beautiful Birdie Boy. He literally flew into my apartment a month ago. He was determined to stay. My attempts to relocate him failed as he kept finding his way back to me. Fortunately, the vet gave him a clean bill of health. I adore this little guy, he has my heart.
He has a strong personality and is very stubborn but he is also a little lovie. He makes me laugh everyday. He loves to perch on me and always wants to be as close to me as he can get. He also loves balancing on one foot. He has introduced me to the wonderful world of birds.
The sky featured in this image was taken one enchanted evening as the sun was setting, on my balcony. I loved the gold and blue hues, grabbed my camera and snapped away as the beautifully ominous clouds slowly stretched out before me.
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