The local paper published a nice article about the art show I’m having at the Cumberland Public Library this month. On display are some of my photographs (some accompanied by tiny stories) that feature two special places (both town-owned open space) here in Cumberland, RI. I have written about both places, Franklin Farm and the Cumberland Monastery, during the last couple of years, but I’ve been photographing them for longer.
The exhibit is up for the entire month of September. Here’s a preview of my work:
The Cumberland Monastery
Much thanks to the Cumberland Public Library for hosting this exhibit.
Vincent van Gogh, sunflowers, Cumberland’s beloved Franklin Farm, and more.
An excerpt from my newly published essay, Devotion (you can read the entire piece online, page 12 at The Tishman Review):
[T]he sunflowers do tell a dyed-in-the-wool tale of the vagaries of time. The cycle of life. The land and the people. Sunflowers are at once beautiful and tragic: they are vivacious and bright, a bloating bloom of sustenance, a bee’s libation, a bird’s victual, and no sooner does the bee syphon its last bit of nectar from the crowded disc of florets than the sunflower sheds its last seed, curls inward and fades. Like farmers rolling hay in the field, they fold for the season.