blue mountain center

art works salon style in  the studio of
nellie appleby 

the fog the bog the lake the mist

some gifts are sustained in their giving, like my residency at blue
mountain center. there was the actual time and space and community of
the one month we spent together on a lake in the mountains making art.
it was covid times and we were in a pod and agreed to not leave. amazing
we did that. ten artists living in a big old mansion together. there is
the physical actual works that were made/produced that exist and will
last for some time. then there is the lingering and lasting ‘new
information that has been presented’ and resides in the lovely murky
parts of the mind and memory where they froth and bubble and rise to the
surface, things like names of books and authors, a particular moment in
the landscape, certain unbelievable starry nights, decentralization of
power within the organization, the unique layering of place and people
at a particular time, the possibilities of what can be and who can be
what, the stories that were told I am remembering them now, the mountain
that looked out for the me, the bog that created itself and gurgled
under me around my legs , the mist of my skin, the soft glowing
envelope of fog, the lake bathing me with her cold clear water

Regarding the Wild, ChaSaMa, Brooklyn, NY

‘Oasis’ 50x64 inch cyanotype on cotton stretched, 2016  along side the work of Sharon Norwood and Delphine Hennelly.

‘Oasis’ 50x64 inch cyanotype on cotton stretched, 2016 alongside the work of Matt Arbuckle and Alex Stark.

Such a pleasure to be part of this exhibit Regarding the Wild at ChaShaMa in Brooklyn, NY in the spring of 2019. Thank you to the organizer Basia Goszczynska and congratulations to my fellow artists on an amazing show.

double shadow

Sharon Norwood and I met  as artists in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. I stopped in to see her in Savannah on my way home and to check out her under renovation space called Park Avenue Studio. I loved the layers of time showing through on the walls in the peeling paint, plaster and wallpaper and wanted to show some of my new works made at VSC in her space at this in between moment in time in the building before becoming a perfect white gallery space. Sharon and I just blasted off with it and put on an exhibition immediately.  I just love the way my new cyanotypes and the space collided and held one another. The colors, the corners, the weeds, the curtains, the compost, the lace….

Thank you to all those who came to the opening, we had such awesome conversations about photography. Thank you Sharon and I just can’t wait to see what happens next at Park Avenue Studios, Savannah, GA.  !!!!!

vermont studio center september 2018

September 2018 Vermont Studio Artists in Residence- bunch of brilliant people - was amazing to be with you for a month.  some of the best parts of residencies for me has been this raw honesty amongst the artists- in the presentations, open in-progress studios… it’s a real gift to share that with other artists and subsequently it feels like we will be ever connected by that experience.

Using Format