I love the feeling of this image. It is as if I am small and moving among the tulips looking up at the sun coming down through the petals and leaves.
You may buy a print at my online store: eastepstore.wayneeastep.com
My new online store eastepstore.wayneeastep.com is open for ordering prints. The curated collection has been edited for display art in the home, office, hospitality, health care and corporate spaces.
After choosing an image, you can select the medium, size, finish and framing; then pay with PayPal or your credit card from within the store eastepstore.wayneeastep.com
I thank you in advance for visiting the store and appreciate your sharing a link to the store with family, friends and colleagues. The web address is eastepstore.wayneeastep.com
This image was photographed at night in the rain at the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville. It is available in the store now.
Enjoy visiting the new store! Thank you, Wayne Eastep
November 9, 2016
It is an honor to have my photograph be part of the permanent collection of the 9/11 Tribute Center Museum in New York.
The image is of the Windows on the World restaurant at the World Trade Center. The restaurant was on the 107th floor of the North Tower. The image is accompanied by a quote from a former employee of the Windows on the World restaurant.
Can Beauty be a Political Statement?
I speak for myself. Civility in America’s public arena is under challenge through crass, vulgar and denigrating speech. The growth in tolerance and egalitarianism over the past few decades is facing a setback through intolerant language and actions. When I watch tv news, read newspapers and listen to the radio I come away with the sense that America is in a dark threatening time.
As an artist what can I do to contribute to a more civil, tolerant, inclusive and positive society?
Can beauty be a counter to ugly language and behavior? I believe it can. The laws of science and human behavior support the principle of balancing forces. I offer beautiful images as an artistic and political counterbalance to the ugliness. I invite you to join me in the affirmation of life as we strive for refinement in our lives. What we visualize will have an impact on our attitudes and behavior. This is not a naive call for putting our heads in the sand or pretending that there aren’t a multitude of challenges to the common good. For me it is a recognition of the negative and a choice to turn toward the positive. In the face of darkness and ugliness, light and beauty is a revolutionary action.
To see more images in the Color & Light series visit WayneEastep.com