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Artist: Jaeda Dewalt|
Through imagery Jaeda seeks to unravel the mysteries of the human spirit. "Images can offer us a feeling, an experience, a connection - they have the power to transport us - even if only for a short while. I want my photographs to give people a way to express themselves, to offer them a moment of magic and wonder, I want to ignite their imagination and give them a sense of connection."|
This self taught artist discovered her passion of photography, back in 1995, while writing her first book Haunting Hands. Initially intended to be a collection of poems she had written about surviving a difficult and abusive childhood. She decided it would feel more personal if she created the cover for the book herself. Shortly thereafter she purchased a camera and turned her living room into a makeshift studio. She did a series of self-portraits and then another and another. The process of creating and putting herself in front of the camera felt cathartic, liberating and healing.
The photographic medium opened up a whole new world to her and ignited a kind of passion within that she didnt even know she was capable of experiencing. Her book transformed into a photographic essay and that started her down the path to becoming a photographic artist.
Erotic Women - ISBN: 1841199613 - October 2005 - contributing photographer
Women by Women:- ISBN: 379132862X - May 2003 - contributing photographer
Her print The Chamber was featured in NY's April 1999 issue of Portfolio Magazine.
Photographic artist of playbill and poster for the play Pimeyden Kita, which was performed/promoted
in Oulun, Finland - September 2001.
Cover Artist for the book Nymph - ISBN 1885865309 - May 2000.
Photography taken from Jaeda's Color of Emotion and Infusion of Color series were featured at: New
York, at the Southampton Cultural Center, as part of the Children and Women of the New Millennium
exhibit. This in honor of Women's History Month (March, 2000) through the Survivors Art Foundation.
A showing of her photography & prints from her book Haunting Hands were featured at: New York,
at the Southampton Cultural Center, as part of the Birth exhibit. This in honor of Women's History
Month (March 1999) through the Survivors Art Foundation.
Select prints from the Haunting Hands collection were featured at the Multi-Media Art Exhibition,
hosted by the Hofstra Museum at Hofstra University, in collaboration with the Survivors Art Foundation
and the Acoustic Neuroma Association (August 1999).