'Wet Land Voices' explores man's connection to our natural environment and the visceral language between man and nature. It is a language that can be understood partially by developing sensitivity to nature's symbolism. Our culture has dulled our ability to appreciate and internalise the natural life force that is our planet. Man must preserve the natural environment in a pristine state in an attempt to maintain our essential bond to nature, to understand the language of nature. Standing on the edge of the wet lands at dusk, following the slowly receding light, sensing the slowly moving water, one can feel those ancient voices, natural voices, vibrating and connecting one again, producing a feeling of being part of a much larger whole.
Frank Dienst currently lives and works in Central Florida. Holding degrees in Psychology and Medicine. In addition to photography, Dienst has explored alternate modes of visual expression through painting as well as extended periods of work as a professional musician. Dienst has pursued photography for over twenty years, exploring the subconscious in search of the visceral bond between man and earth. Dienst derives visual symbolism with vibrant light and exotic landscape. The words of the poet Ruth Bernhard, "Everything is one and I am one with it," has true meaning for him. Photographs from the current series have won regional and national awards and are currently in numerous private and public exhibitions.