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Carry AkroydbornBorn 1953
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  • Honeybees & Autumn Stonecrop
    Honeybees & Autumn Stonecrop
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Honeybee in flight
    Honeybee in flight
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Honeybees in flight
    Honeybees in flight
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 48 cm x 33 cm or 19" x 13"
    Dimensions of image: 33 cm x 28 cm or 17" x 11"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Honeybee flight
    Honeybee flight
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Bumblebee and Aster
    Bumblebee and Aster
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Honeybee visiting Daisy
    Honeybee visiting Daisy
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Honeybees at hive entrance
    Honeybees at hive entrance
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Ant and Bellis perennis
    Ant and Bellis perennis
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Ant and Daisy
    Ant and Daisy
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

  • Ant and needles
    Ant and needles
    £135.00

    Medium: archival pigment print
    Dimensions of paper: 33 cm x 48 cm or 13" x 19"
    Dimensions of image: 28 cm x 33 cm or 11" x 17"
    Edition: limited edition of 99
    Signed: signed, dated and numbered by Rick Lieder in pencil
    Shipping: UK and international shipping: £10 approx $15
    xxPrice US Dollars: approx $200

Books

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Books and dust jackets featuring Rick Lieder's illustrations and artwork.

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Rick possess a gentle painterly eye and photographs honeybees, using the warmth of natural light: at work, within the hive and in flight. Deliberately without the usual armament of tripod and flash, Rick quietly gets in amongst the bees. Accepted, he is able to photograph them from their perspective. Rick lives in Detroit, Michigan with his wife, the writer
Kathe Koja.

An artist working in a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, and digital art, Rick has exhibited in a variety of galleries in the Midwest USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The State of Michigan's Art in Public Places program purchased eleven of his photographs for permanent installation in the state capital. His most recent solo exhibit was a seven month show in the Gallery at the Detroit Zoo in 2006. His illustration and design has been used for award-winning books ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series, to Newbery Award-winning books for children.

Rick's clients include
Orion Magazine, Natural History Magazine, Daimler Chrysler, Bloomsbury Books, Random House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Simon & Shuster, Focal Press.

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As an artist, my primary goal is to see, and to keep seeing, what is here, the world in its constantly refracting visual realities. I use a variety of media, my choice each time dictated by the demands of the subject as much as by my own inclinations and skills. Some projects require a brush, others need a camera. As an artist, I want to show you what I’ve seen in such a way that you can see it, too – experience, confront, feel and remember – and allow it to change the way you see for yourself. In my work, I strive each time for transformation: of image into material into vision into emotion, each level a contribution to the process of the whole. That my own incremental transformation is indelibly a part of this process is one of the rewards of making art."

Rick Lieder 2010

Portraits of a MicroWilderness: Michigan's Backyard Invertebrates, Detroit Zoo's Exhibit Hall of the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery 2006.

Metro Times review by Nick Sousanis - Arts editor at thedetroiter.com.

Gross!

It's this all too typical reaction to members of the insect kingdom that Rick Lieder is out to change with his photographs of insects and other invertebrates found in our backyards. Through 31 such photographs currently on display at the Detroit Zoo's Wildlife Interpretive Gallery exhibit hall, Lieder sheds light on behavior at the microscopic scale through strikingly beautiful portraits of these tiny creatures.

The photos began as a self-imposed challenge in 2002 - an exercise to create something of beauty in his backyard with just a camera - no tripod, only natural light, and no subsequent digital alteration of the photographs. It worked. Not only had he created fine art photographs, but he began to capture the personality of his subjects. Knowing how difficult it is to shoot human portraits, it goes without saying that working at such a tiny scale with subjects who rarely hold their poses, increases the difficulty many fold. Lieder attributes his success at this understatedly, “I'm really patient.” Poised in the grass, waiting for hours for the right moment, Lieder has become attuned to the perspective of these critters - not as exotic monsters, but as something to which we all can relate. This fascination in how they live and their behavioral patterns fueled a much larger project than originally anticipated, as he now not only shoots in his Berkley backyard but in similar settings in places like New York City and Leamington, Canada.

Originally trained as a scientist, Lieder left that world to immerse himself as a student of the arts starting with photography and moving into painting as well. It's these multiple strengths that help truly set his work apart. His background in the sciences help shape its investigatory nature - the documenting of life at this scale in great accuracy and detail, while it is his process, his patience, and understanding of the importance of light and composition in making a picture that give them their unique artistic merit. With an exceedingly narrow band of sharp focus on his subject, the background dissolves into a blurred atmospheric painterly field of green, yellow, and orange - a definite suggestion of a dreamscape.

It's entirely conceivable that Lieder's compositions, so alive with color, might be mistaken for paintings. To describe just a few: A leaf hopper climbs along a diagonal shaft of grass whose edge is a brilliant sliver of blue - a sharp contrast to the softer greens infusing the rest of the image. Such color is again not the result of Photoshop, but of Lieder's patient observance of the natural light, in this case the blue of the sky itself. In another image, an amber, nearly translucent wasp with transparent wings is perfectly silhouetted against a brilliant spotlight created by thereflection of the sun off the grass behind it. He photographs a butterfly head on, its wings obscured with the focus on its spindly legs and curving, elongated proboscis (its mouth part), which makes for a strong interplay with the numerous pink vertical shafts (stamens) emanating from the flower it's alighted upon. Altogether Lieder has assembled a lush palette, filled with delightful denizens.

In revealing this beauty, Lieder offers a different look, in his words, to see these small creatures as, “more than just 'bugs' or 'pests', and highlight their remarkable biodiversity, making a difference to efforts in conservation, and the public appreciation of all wildlife.” This is not only a stunning visual achievement, but an eye opener as to how we can look at our own backyards differently. Check out the show and then go exploring in your own microwilderness.

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Rick Lieder Born 1954