Y. Hope Osborn United States
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Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Hope is published, exhibited, and awarded author and artist, residing in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She publishes stories on mushrooms to educate and entertain and writes about personal traumas to encourage and empathize. She photographs the riches of life’s landscapes and digitally abstracts photographs for imagination’s realms.

Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes. -Jacob Nordby

I am an ever emerging, experimental, contemplative artist who explores a terrain of a child’s strewn toys, mediating the intersections of photography, digital media, and, sometimes, painting, mine and others, in ever-expanding ways of understanding and evolving art.

Photography is God’s gift of respite from my frantic world and restless thoughts. Finding the best way to represent an image is not as simple as applying a filter. In the process of selecting the subject and composing the work, I choose to highlight what in the frame is important to me. I am inspired to photograph babbling streams amongst autumn leaves, inviting paths between pure snow and blue sky, enriching flora of patio and botanical gardens, and aging architecture of stalwart barns. Photography allows me to Capture moments for all time. It also feeds another medium—digital art.

In 2020–2021, as I continued to hone photography skills, I explored the new interest of creating digital abstract art. My curiosity was piqued while applying various software applications on photographs that resulted in bold, colorful abstracts. My abstracts are layers upon layers. Sometimes, I see one of my photographs and know exactly where to take it. Sometimes, I twist and turn to an unexpected destination, such as the ever-changing Kaleidoscopes that are a childhood love. I never ask can I do it.

I love invigorating my art with vibrant colors. My childhood homes were plain, but I wasn’t, painting sky blue window frames and crafting faux pink roses. Now, I either bring or find together palettes of colors to abstract, such as blending a blood red, shiny cup with glowing orange drinking glass or discovering magical colors of the world around me in nature, décor, and my amateur acrylic and watercolor painting.

I push boundaries to inspire others to fearlessly tell their story or find their creative outlet. I create, hoping you see my life and art as an invitation to see new possibilities of diversely engaging each other beyond the discouraging words, poor health, marginal finances, or loss of life. Take a breath. Stay a moment. Tell me your story. Find refuge in my art, and feel the kaleidoscope of impact, inspiration, rest, energy, play, delight, comfort every time you find your place in it in the frame of your daily life.

Artwork

Saltwater Taffy, Digital photograph abstraction, 2022, $265-285

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Early Riser, Digital photograph abstraction, 2022, $265-285

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Watercolor Muse, Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265-285

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Picasso, Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265-285

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Hollander, Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265-285

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The Green Man, Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265–285

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Snoball, Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265–285

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Glow Pendant , Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265–285

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Wine Tasting, Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265–285

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Twilight, Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265–285

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Bouquet , Digital photograph abstraction , 2022, $265–285

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Upcoming events

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    Framed: Trees and Water

      Black Box Gallery  |    Exhibition  |    01/05/2022 to 20/05/2022

    Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photo show on Trees and Water. Framed: Trees and Water will look to feature both subjects in a dynamic and diverse exhibition on contemporary photography. Trees and Water are both powerful and important subjects.

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