The above video clip represents the 2021 Reading Room exhibit by local photographer, Bill Morse. This series, entitled, Photographs from Home, consists of large scale (44 x 33 inches), limited editions (1 of 5 or 20), archival ink jet prints of photographs from Charlestown's Carter and Pasquisset Preserve, and Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. They are framed in reclaimed elm wood.
"Over the last 20 years, the moraines of Southern New England have changed as mosses and lichens take advantage of the increased rainfall. Many hardwoods, like white birch and ash, are disappearing, retreating north as they are replaced by other species. Yet life flourishes underneath pine needles; but that life is very different from what existed before the pine needles fell. I look for evidence of chance and evolution. We too have evolved to recognize and appreciate nature's patterns and are forced to rearrange them in abstract re-constructions. Erosion reveals internal structures. Abstractions in growth and decay are simultaneously beautiful. I approach these scenes with a sense of awe at the struggle to survive and flourish, as well as an intense wonder at the perpetual unfolding of the natural world." - Bill Morse
Bill lives and works in Charlestown, RI and Boston, MA. For more information on price and acquiring his work, please contact the Reading Room Gallery at (914) 450 9598 or [email protected]