My Life in Words and Pictures
A journey with photography and the written word . . .
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
(From the "Standing Tall" dance performance choreographed by Heather Seabury Brown at AS220 Black Box Theater).
Dancers are Caroline Kory, Whitney Cover and Caitlyn Klinger.
“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
(From the Asylum Series, a photographic journey into a Massachusetts insane asylum built in 1854)
“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
In this social media age of "Me, Me, ME", I try to support other artists as much as possible. One reason is the extrinsic motivation to keep me going. Another reason is the intellectual reward . . . and musicians, Ian Fitzgerald and Rachel Sumner certainly provided that at Music at The Find on 6, Ian FitzGerald,Rachel and Bob FitzGerald. Thank you and congratulations on your engagement!
"Hailed as "the songwriter's songwriter" by the Newport Folk Festival, Ian Fitzgerald has been crisscrossing the country over the past several years singing what he's written."
"Rachel Sumner has become one of the most vital voices in Boston's thriving roots music scene."
“For millennia philosophers and saints have tried to reason out a logical scheme for the universe... until Hilda came along and demonstrated that the universe is not logical but whimsical, its structure depending solely on the dreams and nightmares of non-logical dreamers.”
~Robert A. Heinlein
Thrilled to have my photograph “For Reasons I Cannot Explain” juried into the Cambridge Art Association's "2019 Members Prize Group Show" juried by Lisa Crossman, art historian and Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum
Cambridge Art Association
University Place Gallery
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Dates: February 7 - March 23
Opening Reception: Feb 7, 6-8pm
“For Reasons I Cannot Explain”
I have returned to the abandoned convent, the Sisters of Mercy, each trip to County Clare, Ireland. Together with the late David Lang, some wonderful sculptural and photographic art has been created and shared from this site. On this particular occasion, I was standing in the kitchens of the convent and heard a whooshing sound overhead. Looking up with my camera, I bore witness to these jackdaws swooping gracefully in and out and over the ruins. I am returning once again to Ireland in May and hope to say hello to my new observant friends.
'There are many a rumour of the Jackdaw being a bad, or even an evil, omen that can indicate bad luck and bad fortune in your life. Generally, through befriending the Jackdaw totem the bad luck and bad fortune can be faced and worked through. The Jackdaw is in truth an omen to indicate what needs to be brought to attention in your life. With Jackdaw there are often powerful portends and premonitions ... as a familiar and totem guide, the Jackdaw makes an excellent companion.'
'The species may be the only animal aside from humans known to understand the role of eyes in seeing and perceiving things, according to a new study by Oxford University. While humans often use visual clues to communicate, it wasn’t known whether other animals share this social ability until recently.’
(Pictured here is the print with intern Analise Santini and an exterior view of the convent.)