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Positive Coping: Everyone deals with situations in different ways. As people grow they are able to find new ways to deal with a situation in positive ways. Positive Coping is any strategies that one may use to reduce stress etc. When using positive coping to deal with stress you are able to experience more positive emotions. Benefits include being more motivated, being able to push through tough times, be able to achieve your goals and better physical health and relationships.
Artist #1: Eric Rose
Eric Rose is a photographer that takes unique shots of places he visits. His works are named after the country or place he has taken the photo. In the 70’s he worked as a freelance photographer; however the late 90’s he found his true calling, black and white photography. Rose did a mini-series of pieces using a mix of close up portraits and shadows in his work. Rose tends to zoom in on different facial features for a more detailed look. The largest portrait below shows is a full face photograph of a women with light reflecting a floral pattern onto her face and hands. The women is wearing all black, with her hair slicked back. These features help to keep the focus on her face and the shadows. The flora pattern ties the photograph back to the theme of restoration, in nature and growth. The mini- series is compiled with simplistic photographs all focusing on the face with light being what makes the image. Shadows created from parts of nature imply how nature helps people cope through tough times. The light brings happiness and joy into people’s lives, being positive coping. Rose’s mini-series has inspired my first body of work. The use of light and shadows show ‘light through positive coping.’ He takes two simple ideas and merges them together to create beautiful pieces of art. The black and white make the images more powerful and meaningful.