Art begets art. I grew up in Europe, near the Black Sea. My childhood was filled with so much experience, as every childhood is, but one of my most potent memories is the expansive nature of the Black Sea. A place where waters from all over meet. It feels something like a historical daydream. When I arranged this capture, I thought of the rolling deep waters, the flowers, the essence of life floating atop their majesty. A place where fragility and strength converge and become one. This limited print comes in three sizes, 8 x 10 inches, 16 x 20 inches, and 18 x 24 inches. I print all of my work on Giclée museum quality paper, an archival wonder allowing photography to be experienced as it was always intended. The two larger floral art print sizes have a signed, numbered, and dated Certificate of Authenticity embossed with an artist seal. With every piece of art, I desire to transport you to a place, a feeling, a world filled with beauty and curiosity.
STORY"It's a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes." ― Publius Ovidius Naso, The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters The Black Sea is... Read more
"It's a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes." ― Publius Ovidius Naso, The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters
The Black Sea is a place of mystery and myth. A wild landscape where waters from all over Europe converge. As a child, it was a place where my imagination could play as I floated on the placid water. Floating is a mesmerizing meditation for the heart and soul—a place where your mind quiets and moves. The clouds above me would become stories in front of my eyes.
Dancing fairies with daisies strewn throughout their hair, landscapes I had never seen but conjured up in my growing mind. The Black Sea reminds me of home, just as peonies remind me of Spring. As I set this moment up, I don't think I knew I was creating a version of home, a childhood memory. This is the whimsical nature of creating fine art photography; as you feel into your subjects, you don't always know what emotions or memories will stir. Velvet becoming the sea, as the flowers became parts of me, floating, remembering, and becoming. This is the gift of it all, the constant teachings of flowers.
This artwork is part of a Numbered Edition Series of 525 prints (175 in each size). The 16 x 20 and 18 x 24 in. sizes will come with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) signed, numbered, dated and embossed with artist seal.
You can read more about the quality and fine art paper specifications for your print here.
Paper Measurements: 8x10, 16x20, or 18x24 in.
Photographic Dimensions: 7x9, 14x18 or 16x22 in.
White Border: 1 in.
Printed in USA.