Thursday, June 7, 2012

CALL TO ARTISTS: "Among Trees" at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex

Among Trees
Deadline: July 5th, 2012 at midnight
Juror: Beth Moon

We live among trees - depend on them - harvest them - eat from them - worship them - love them. To some people trees are home, to others -- simply a resource. For this exhibit we want to examine the lives of trees and their intersection with our lives.

Trees transcend time as we experience it.  How many of us as children have planted a tree, watched it grow and then left it behind to a new generation? Trees stand as witnesses to generations past, present and future. Trees are part of the ecological web of life on earth and whether we know it or not we all depend on them.

Show us what trees mean to you. Objects of beauty, reverence, necessity? Symbols of strength and stoicism?  Monuments to the past?  Victims of man's consumption?  We want to see how you envision life Among Trees.

For this exhibit Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image and a signed copy of Douglas Beasley's Earth Meets Spirit: A Journey Through the Sacred Landscape.

For Juror Beth Moon, time, memory and nature are the central motifs that underlie the photographic imagery of American photographer Beth Moon. Whether she is recording the majestic, sentinel-like Baobab trees for the Portraits of Time series; capturing the strange balance between childhood innocence and the darker wisdom of nature in the project, Thy Kingdom Come;  rendering menacing carnivorous plants in the Savage Garden portfolio, or constructing fanciful, dreamscapes in the Seen But Not Heard portfolio;  Moon reveals a magical and intuitive appreciation for the ways in which time, memory and nature define our understanding of man's place in the universe.

Images:signed book by Douglas Beasley, image by Beth Moon