"Down by the Riverside"Digital Photograph Exhibit by Fran Gardino
Watch Fran Gardino's YouTube Video Interview
by Renata von Tscharner of the Charles River Conservancy
photo exhibition of several riverside locations, notably the Mystic
& Charles River in a collection of 40+ river photos. Most are
panoramas printed on canvas of the Charles River, and several are from other places around the world.
Down by the Riverside (inspired by the traditional song)
Gonna bring my lens to the golden banksDown by the riversideDown by the riversideDown by the riversideGonna bring my lens to the golden banksDown by the riverside
Gonna study war no more. Gonna find them gems on the golden shores
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riversideGonna find them gems on the golden shores
Down by the riverside Gonna find them gems on the golden shoresGonna study war no more. - FG The inspiration for these photos came from my childhood dreams
of clean flowing water and endless exploratory journeys up and down the
riverbanks, and evolved into my adult understanding of the importance
of clean water, as well as the dreams of personal journeys and
spiritual transitions in the passage of time as written into the great
American character of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.
related consequence, river history has become paramount to me and my
“acts of photography” in that my river experiences are not alone.
Others have sat under and will sit under the same riverside trees as
me, and have had and will have similar eureka and epiphany moments by
the banks for many generations. Battles have been waged and peace has
flourished in these sacred waters and on these sacred grounds.
Fortunately my photographic battles are mostly of a peaceful nature
with time, light, digital mechanisms, the environment and the elements.
My multi-shot stitched piece panorama images are river-like in
that my eyes, lens and the viewers’ eyes flow from one end of the
photos to the other, observing and capturing time; the
sometimes slow, sometimes raging, but seemingly endless passage of
time. My bridge images capture many types of river crossings almost as
a network connecting and traversing our clean
flowing rivers of life. Although most of my photos are panoramas of
the Charles River, there are also other river photos from other places
around the world, like Japan, New Orleans, eastern and western
Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, and it becomes apparent to me from
shooting and observing these photos that my childhood and adult dreams
are universal."Down by the Riverside"
February 6 to 28 --- Reception: Sunday, February 7, 2-4pm
Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street Marblehead, MA 01970
MAA Open: Tues. - Sun. 12-5pm 781-631-2608 www.marbleheadarts.org
20% of sales donated to the Charles River Conservancy www.charlesriverconservancy.org
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