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 LeBlancPlatinum Member CollectionFlowers1
DescriptionThe colour purple has many and varied connotations--envy, sensuality, spirituality, creativity, wealth, royalty, nobility, wisdom and enlightenment amongst them. It was the favorite colour of Cleopatra in life, but it is the colour of mourning in Thailand. Like the colour purple, tulips are also symbols of vanity, arrogance and wealth. But it is the tulip's association with spring that has lasting meaning among ordinary folk, and for them the tulip has come to exemplify life after death.We often don't think to photograph the things that are no longer perfect--the things that are marred, misshapen, or at the end of their life. But often these can be the very objects that hold the most visual interest and tell their stories in the boldest terms. It seemed to me that this purple tulip told a strong story borne of its own demise. It is a tale of life after death--of a cold and regal beauty ironically fabricated out of decline.
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.