Thursday, September 27, 2012

ST. JOHNSBURY: Rosamond Orford photographs

Elemental Matter: Rocks and Water, photographs by Rosamond Orford
Artist reception: Saturday, October 6, 3-5 pm
Guild's Backroom Gallery, The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild
On exhibit: September 28 through November 17, 2012

Bandelier, NM (photograph) by Rosamond Orford
The title, Elemental Matter: Rocks and Water, reflects Orford's interest in the designs, colours and patterns of the natural world, in this case rocks and water.

For 30 years Rosamond Orford's photographs have been seen in her Upcountry postcards and notecards, sold throughout New England and beyond. Her book "Water Colours" shows, in both abstract and representational ways, her fascination with the effect of light on water, and the ever changing colours, moods and rhythms of water.

Smith River, CA (photograph) by Rosamond Orford)
Her work has been shown in Santa Fe, New Mexico; in Colorado, and widely in northern New England. Photomurals, taken from the frontispiece of her book, can be seen on the walls of 3 floors of the New York Law School Library in New York City. Largely self-taught, Rosamond Orford has studied with such photographic luminaries as Ernst Haas and Sam Abell.

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