Saturday, April 30, 2011

Silent Narrative- The ART of Memory

I just got back from spending 10 days in Norfolk, Virginia at my sister's house in Ghent which is a wonderful neighborhood in the downtown area. The city is located at the southeastern corner of Virginia at the junction of the Elizabeth and James Rivers, bordering the Chesapeake Bay. Though Virginia Beach and Williamsburg have traditionally been the centers of tourism for the region, the rebirth of downtown Norfolk and the construction of a cruise ship pier at the foot of Nauticus in downtown has driven tourism to become an increasingly important part of the city's economy. There are many museums and attractions in the area. I especially enjoy the Chrysler Museum of Art and the d'Art Center both of which are very close to where she lives.

The two images I have shown are from a series I call Silent Narrative and are # 1 and 2. They were inspired by bits of memory and what comes forward into the present when you spend time with family.