My Life in Words and Pictures
A photographic journey with the written word . . .
Happiness is a warm sunny Dec 31 day in New England to install my solo show, "Passage . . ." at Galatea Fine Art Gallery in SoWa arts district of Boston. Infinite gratitude to friends, family and the hard working staff of Galatea who have made this journey possible!
"Passage . . ." Solo Show
460 Harrison Ave
Dates: January 1-27, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 2019 5-8
Closing Reception: January 27, 2019, 3-5
Artist Talk Galatea | Boston Sculpture Gallery for David A. Lang Exhibition
Does the world return to grain? Traveling through the medieval walled city of Athenry, Ireland. (Baile Átha an Rí,), I made the journey to this abandoned horse barn and enjoyed a moment of just being still among the objects that were left behind.
“The story of my recent life.' I like that phrase. It makes more sense than 'the story of my life', because we get so many lives between birth and death. A life to be a child. A life to come of age. A life to wander, to settle, to fall in love, to parent, to test our promise, to realize our mortality- and in some lucky cases, to do something after that realization.”
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!
“When they see you shine, some will start to pull your old files, in a bid to stop your shine. Don’t let it stop you, shrug it off and shine on!”
~Gift Gugu Mona
“She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing “yes” in the sky.”
“Body language speaks much more succinctly and honestly than mere spoken words.”
The Cross of Spancil Hill is Ireland's oldest horse fair and is held once a year on June 23rd. It is one of my favorite places to photograph as the culture is rich, the people are wonderful and the horses are grand!