There is a Irish cottage along the Inagh River (Irish eidhneach, "abounding in ivy") in County Clare, Ireland that once belonged to a woman named Maude. To reach her house, one must walk a wooded path that opens into a green meadow, cross an iron gate and climb mist covered steps to the property. The home, barn and outbuildings stand as they were left but each time I return to Maude’s House, I am reminded that all things that have form eventually decay. But I do not dislike decay because it reveals that memory is somehow still alive.
"Maude's House" will be on exhibition at the
National Juried Photography Show
Wickford, Rhode Island
Dates: October 19 - November 11, 2018
Opening Reception: October 19, 6:30-8:30pm
The legendary tumbleweed is really a nurse crop that protects the growth of prairie grasses under its shade, and then sacrifices itself and blows away."
"When the white flame in us is gone,
And we that lost the world's delight
Stiffen in darkness, left alone
To crumble in our separate night;
When your swift hair is quiet in death,
And through the lips corruption thrust
Has stilled the labour of my breath --
When we are dust, when we are dust
Not dead, not undesirous yet,
Still sentient, still unsatisfied,
We'll ride the air, and shine, and flit,
Around the places where we died . . ."
Congratulations to my friend Elise Lindo on her new position as music instructor at Tabor Academy! Elsie is an an accomplished musician, educator and all around good human bean.
Fun to see “Excess” on the banner poster for this special exhibition on Newbury Street, Boston!
NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: ELEVATED
Juried by Robert Klein of the Robert Klein Gallery, this exhibition explores the question, "what elevates photography to fine art?" Featuring 30 fine art photographs by artist members and non-members, this exhibition showcases a wide range of genres, subjects, and styles. Read the press release for the exhibition here
“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”
“Are you ready?" Klaus asked finally.
"No," Sunny answered.
"Me neither," Violet said, "but if we wait until we're ready we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let's go.”
~Lemony Snicket, A Series Of Unfortunate Events