lynda fay braun
fine art digital painting
My photographs are a combination of realism and expressionism. I focus on key elements found in nature: the inherent order in chaos and unstoppable verdancy. Formally, my compositions reflect the abstract qualities found in the structural beauty of tropical plants.
My role as an artist is to create a sense of wonder and surprise. I use natural elements in such a way that they become purely line, color and abstract form, evoking human emotion. The emotive content found in this reductive mode is further expressed through the magic of Photoshop. Using this remarkable software, I create expression for and about the human experience.
Like meditation, with my camera in hand, I maintain a daily practice that deeply connects me to the physical beauty around me. When I photograph elements that catch my eye, I’m saying, "thank you," not only for the existence of my subject but for life itself.
Photography is not solely a medium for creating realistic views through optics and light sensitive materials; it can also be employed as an essential method for visualizing time, capturing light, mapping space, and recording the indexical trace. In this collection of photography-based works, I collaborate with natural forces to express my deep and personal appreciation of landscape and light. In many ways, nature remains uncontrollable. With traditional compositions of painting in mind, I use calm but invigorating colors, The resplendent tropical light radiates from the prints, drawing one into vibrant aqueous colors and translucent depths.