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. ArtistBrenda LeitowPro Member CollectionAutumn
DescriptionMorning again. WAY before sunrise. I was sitting in my van, looking out the side window, waiting for the sun to rise over my favorite tree. Okay. Not quite true. I have lots of favorite trees. But on this morning at this favorite tree, I ,for some reason, turned my head to the left and was greeted by the vision you see now. It seemed to me that this was somehow a time tunnel. The kind where, if you pass through, you will find yourself at some other place and point in time. I didn't test that theory just then, however. I wanted to stay where I was and record the dark green on the right, the autumn colors on the left, and the gaping chasm between the two. It was a void. No color. No movement. No sound. Nothing. Only that very bright white light. (Go toward the light kept going through my mind.) I stayed in my spot and took photos until the light was gone. Then, car pointed toward that tunnel, I turned around and went the other way. Just in case. I figured I'm done here yet.
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.