"This photo was taken on beautiful spring day in a manmade waterfall and garden located in the center of a major metropolis. Although it was surrounded by other beautiful flowers, this
plant stood apart from other 'greenery and shrubs.' It commanded my attention; silently it spoke of power, love, passion and strength. I pondered the natural hierarchy of the life before me. How is it that this plant has no mouth, yet speaks in language youdon't need words to understand? It has no arms or legs yet it stands tall, reaches out and grabs your attention. What is it? Is it the plant or the power of 'Le Rouge'?"
Prints are produced on demand on either mounted canvas, acrylic plexi, or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
“Maybe its passion, and maybe its preordained, but surely being an artist is gift. Art is my expression of life, it's a way of celebrating what the universe has built for itself and others.”
Damiano Austin is a Seattle-based artist whose life experiences have inspired her to capture beauty abroad and within. As a child, Damiano was introduced to the arts as a clarinetist and later expanded her creative talents into sound production and graphic design. Damiano references a trip to Spain in 2013 as a pivotal moment in her art career, when she took advantage of the opportunity to photograph Barcelona. She says it was the moment she fell in love with photography.
In 2016, Damiano was diagnosed with a rare breast tumor and underwent a series of surgeries and mastectomies that she says not only changed her life, but enlightened it. The most uncomfortable moments of existence give birth to progress, and that is something Damiano openly embraces. Damiano enthusiastically works on her artwork, creating art as often as she can. “My intentions are to be the best me possible, which allows me to be the best artist I can be!”
Using photography as her artistic medium, Damiano adds imagination to manifest thought into material. Some photos are perfected in an instant and do not need much, whereas others take months and require a lot of time, attention, and thought. Given her consistent inspiration and work ethic, her collection currently averages over 200 images and increases daily.
Through ArtLifting, Damiano sees an immense opportunity for growth as a professional artist and individual. There is a certain sense of order and unpredictability that arrives when capturing energy through creativity. Creative work can be hard to categorize into a specific style or to place within a particular label. It is undefinable. She describes her creative process as “creating a new space within the familiarities of time." She continues, "Art is important because the expression of oneself is important, even necessary, to feel alive.”
ArtLifting champions artists impacted by homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork. Learn more here.