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 Leitow Pro Member CollectionAutumn
Description I love hostas. I love them in all seasons. In the fall, when it's dry, the leaves dry and curl upon themselves until they become a convoluted puzzle that cannot be undone. When the dead leaves are wet, they are maleable and can be posed for a photograph. I however, do not pose my subjects. I have my own rules for my photos. I guess I'm a little 'strange' in my rules. I do not pose things. I don't move things. I don't pull weeds. I photograph the thing as it comes. And because these hosta leaves are so beautiful left on there own I felt it more of an homage than ever to not touch them. Instead I took on the challenge of letting my eye rove over the scene in my garden, searching for beauty here and there. So even if my camera didnt' capture it, I certainly found it.
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.