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Macro zoom artist uses her imagination

Zoey Ennenberg is a young artist with a big future. At age 24, she's working her way through various mediums - she started with acrylics, moved into photography in a big way and has since discovered watercolour.

Zoey Ennenberg is a young artist with a big future. At age 24, she's working her way through various mediums - she started with acrylics, moved into photography in a big way and has since discovered watercolour. Examples of all three are on show at the Gumboot Garden Café in her neighbourhood of Roberts Creek for the month of July.

"I've always loved nature," says the gentle, shy woman who clearly sees nature in a different way than many other humans. Using a special attachment designed especially for her by her boyfriend, she takes her camera right into the face, literally, of the creatures that surround us: frogs, butterflies, bees, snails, even a simple dragonfly close up becomes an iridescent jewel surrounded by lace wings.

It is her fantasy watercolours in which her imagination roams; nature is personified in mythical creatures that just might live at the foot of the garden. A lively fairy meets a toad sitting on a classic toadstool. Beside a desert cactus, a maternal looking snake cuddles a snake-skinned creature. And a tattooed pixie offers a gift of a sac of water to a frog. With the launch of her business, Imaginature, she hopes to use her photography and her illustrations commercially. Cards and prints of her work are on sale at the Gumboot.

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