Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Part of Horse of Her Dreams

Tami Bone from Austin,Texas is this week's guest blogger for our Artist as Collector Series.
Amanda Smith, Windy
Silver gelatin print

I have a gorgeous photograph by my friend, Amanda Smith, artist and director of A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. The image titled Windy is part of the project, Horse of Her Dreams and is a warm-toned silver gelatin print. Amanda has photographed horses for a number of years, and many of the prints are in The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.
Usually I lean towards choosing dark wood frames for fine art photography, but for this piece I chose a more ornate frame. I love the contrast of the simple composition of the image and the more elaborate frame.
The piece is hanging on a wall in an open stairwell by the front entry to my house. I see it many times a day. It's a piece that could go anywhere in my home, although having it near the front door assures that others see and enjoy it as well.
Tami Bone engages photography and photomontage as a means of story telling and self- expression. Her work pulls from his early beginnings in deep South Texas, calling forth yearnings, hopes, fears and dreams.

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