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On a bright, cold, early spring day an “Accidental Ice Mountain” was begging to be photographed and of course, Debra had her iphone camera and walked through the snow to get just a few photos.
When she finally got around to loading and viewing the photos, she was entranced by the variety of colors, textures, light, shadows and patterns that she was seeing in this one simple photo. And that is how her creative muse speaks – in patterns, light, colors. Debra obviously heard the call and began the process of selecting areas of the photo that were most intriguing. These became the derivative works for her ‘IceScapes Collection”.

 

original photo of giant 10 foot tall Ice sculpture formed by farm hose dripping at Gorzynsky Ornery Farm and Silver Heights Farm Nursery spring 2014. photo by Debra Cortese. limited edition prints available on paper and canvas. www.debracortese.com

‘IceScape 04’  by Debra Cortese – Gallery Number Nine

“IceScape 04” is one of those derivative images. This one is a little less abstract that the others since you can easily recognize actual twigs, a bit of sky and the tip of the Gorzynski Ornery Farm barn. Cortese was working part-time at Silver Heights Organic Plants Nursery at the time she took the photos.The ice mountain which was apparently created by a dripping-spouting water line was a most beguiling subject for her as you can see in the entire IceScape Collection. #04 definitely shares a bit of the country farm atmosphere along with some outstanding icy blues and crisp whites of the Ice Mountain!

Size and price information on each of Debra’s IceScape limited editions at:
http://gallerynumbernine.com/collections/icescapes-by-debra-cortese

 

Abstract 'IceScape08' limited edition by Debra Cortese www.gallerynumbernine.com

Abstract ‘IceScape 08’ limited edition by Debra Cortese at www.gallerynumbernine.com

 

Icescape #1 is one of the original photos that Debra Cortese took in March 2014 at Silver Heights Farm in Cochecton, NY. This frozen mountain of ice beckoned to Cortese to capture as many of the stunning ice shapes and contrasts as possible on this glorious early spring day. Many of the ICESCAPES are created from areas of this original photo. www.gallerynumbernine.com

Accidental Ice Mountain is one of the original photos that Debra Cortese took in March 2014 at Silver Heights Farm in Cochecton, NY. This frozen mountain of ice beckoned to Cortese to capture as many of the stunning ice shapes and contrasts as possible on this glorious early spring day.  Cortese’s ICESCAPES are derivative works created from her original photos.
www.gallerynumbernine.com/collections/icescapes-by-debra-cortese

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