photographer + fiber artist
Dear Friends and Family,
Gary Dean Engle, my best friend and the love of my life died on April 5th at 1:05 pm. He had a severe stroke on April 1st. He passed on at the Cleveland Clinic Palliative Care Unit with his family literally at his side: Jooli, our beagle/lab mix dog was laying at his side. I was holding his hand and Jooli’s front paws, her chin resting on my hand, her nose nuzzled against his hand. We were literally all connected. His death was beautiful, sacred and as peaceful and dignified as his life.
I would like people to be able to have something of his as a remembrance. If there is a photograph or piece of stitching you would like to purchase, please email me, or purchase online through this website. The photographs will not be signed because he didn’t sign images in advance.
Pricing and sizing on this site are now flexible. Please offer what you can.I can be reached at email@example.com.
Thank you for your love and support of this amazing man.
In loving kindness,
LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION
Gary Engle is an international, award-winning artist living in Cleveland, Ohio who has been photographing since the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he served as a Founding Board Member of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Friends of Photography where he met Ray Metzger, a nationally recognized landscape photographer who became his inspiration. He began exhibiting his work in 2004 and continues photographing using 4×5 and 8×10 cameras.
Engle’s portfolio consists of two distinct bodies of work. One is of landscape photography that leans toward the abstract, yet is clearly grounded in nature. The other is made up of emulsion studies created as darkroom photographs made without the use of a camera; an experimental darkroom process discovered accidentally. Emulsion on a totally black negative is softened, manipulated and then printed in the traditional darkroom process. He was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for this in 2007.
Engle produces photographs in the traditional darkroom process, hand printing each to archival standards using fiber paper and finishing prints with selenium toning. Photographs are available in signed and numbered editions in silver gelatin prints up to 18″x18″, and digital prints to archival standards up to 40″x40″.