Dana LevineArtist directory :: Dana Levine
The Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego is a funky, quirky place. One church sign reads, "Church for Imperfect People." One doorway has a welcome mat that says, "Go Away." So, when I saw a rundown apartment building displaying an ad - Apt. for Rent - and a window displaying a peace sign overlaying the stars in the American flag, and to top it all off, a Christmas tree on the roof, I had to take a picture. Digitally manipulated, digital photograph. Dimensions: 10 x 14 limited edition print. Larger or smaller images are available.
I'm especially drawn to quiet, tranquil places with lots of atmosphere.
I studied art history and chemistry in school - an unlikely combination, you say - and spent my professional career as a scientist and science educator. After moving to San Diego I renewed my interest in art and took up photography.
Artists and scientists strive to see nature with a fresh eye. As a scientist, I've discovered how tiny molecules interact and transform their world. As a teacher, I've helped learners use science to explore their surroundings, think logically, and reach conclusions based on their experiments. As an artist, I think in visual, impressionistic images rather than chemical symbols and mathematical equations.
I primarily exhibit my work in San Diego and have had one woman shows at Emory University in Atlanta and Scripps...
| ||People, doing what comes naturally. Most of these are "street photography" taken of people who are unaware they are being photographed.|
| ||Take a close look at the composition and hone in on what's essential |
| ||It often refers to inanimate objects on display.|
| ||Portraits are meant to reveal character and mood.|
| ||Blue is my favorite color, and here in San Diego, I am surrounded by cerulean skies and ever changing colors of the ocean. |
| ||When I merge one image with its mirror image, I often am able to create new shapes where they join together. |
| ||Enigma, in this context, means a puzzling situation or a picture containing a hidden meaning. |
BlogArt Notes by Dana Levine: Fireworks over San Diego BayI photographed the fireworks display over San Diego Bay that followed Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, performed by the San Diego Symphony at the Rady Shell on Labor Day weekend, 2023.
Art Notes by Dana Levine: Del Mar Race Track. A Photo Essay
I have put together several photographs I have taken over the years of people and race horses at the Del Mar Race Track
Art Notes by Dana Levine: Quietude and Contemplation
Blog by Dana Levine discussing photographs that evoke sense of quietude and contemplation. Photographs taken at La Jolla Shores Beach and at Mission San Juan Capistrano
Art Notes by Dana Levine: High Anxiety or Serenity?
How am I dealing with anxiety and becoming calmer during the past few months of the Covid-19 pandemic? In creating art, I learn a lot about my inner feelings
Early Morning Workout at Del Mar: A Photo Essay
A behind the scenes look at the early morning workout a the Del Mar Racetrack one Saturday morning in August.