Global warming is wreaking havoc on amphibians, reptiles and insect, causing a staggering loss of biodiversity. Biodiversity is used to gauge the health of an ecosystem and ultimately the survival of our planet.. Climbing temperatures cause destruction to foraging, mating and reproduction. These adverse impacts put countless species in danger of future extinction. My series Antique Terrarium is inspired by my fascination for all forms of life . I feel a deep desire to document and celebrate the beauty of wildlife while faithfully attempting to heighten awareness concerning the need to protect and preserve these small yet significant creatures.
Dianne Yudelson is a photographic artist and master of the New Eclecticism. Dianne was just awarded Merit of Excellencne "Photographer of the Year" in the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards June 2012. Her images are international winners in Photography Master's Cup, the PX3 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris), IPA (International Photography Awards), LICC (London International Creative Competition), the Black and White Spider Awards, KLPA International Top 40 Portrait, and a WPGA Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist in Documentary. "Throughout my life art has been the one true common thread, the stitches that have bound my chapters together. As a photographic artist I embrace the ability to spotlight my point of view and give a voice to my imagination. I have melded my fine art, theater art, fashion and stylist background with my academic training and teaching experience to create multi-layered images that explore both the visual and psychological aspects of our world and that challenge, delight and educate the viewer." ~Dianne Yudelson -- www.dianneyudelson.com