Art and Nature: The Photographic Art of Timothy Bulone at the El Dorado Nature Center

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El Dorado Nature Center

California Central Coast by Timothy Bulone

Long Beach artist Timothy Bulone’s work will be on display at the El Dorado Nature Center beginning Saturday, July 6, 2013. Bulone creates each of his images by starting with a digital photograph, then using a variety of computer programs to render them into art that is “more representational, more evocative, and more revelatory” than the original photo, he says.

“Digital art sounds much too cold to me. I think of it as photographic art and of myself as an artist working in photography. I am so thankful that the computer has taken photographers out of the darkroom.”

The theme for this exhibition is “Art and Nature,” and Bulone has included some 25 pieces that depict animals, flowers, and sea- and landscapes. One piece called “Leprechaun” features a scene shot at the nature center.

“It’s a perfect place to show some of my favorite pieces. I visit the nature center often. The sound of the wind rushing through the trees, the get-away-from-it-all trails and the placid ponds are such a release from the stress of city life. We are lucky to have this place. It is particularly fitting for me to show here because I believe there is an indwelling beauty to this Earth, and I feel lucky and honored to represent some small part of it with my work.”

The exhibit kicks off with an artist’s reception from 1 to 3:00 p.m. on July 6 at the nature center, 7550 E. Spring St. between Studebaker Road and the 605 freeway, and runs through the end of July.

For more details about Bulone’s technique, to read his blog and to see more images, visit his website at http://timothy-bulone.artistwebsites.com. For information about the El Dorado Nature Center, go to http://www.longbeach.gov/naturecenter/general_information.asp.

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