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Thursday, February 21, 2008
As artists we try to create, through assemblage of imagination, surrounding and impression, a cohesive view that affects the viewer. Nature, the biggest artist of them all, stepped in last night, giving us a light show in the Western Hemisphere as the Earth's shadow crossed the moon. We missed most of last year's Lunar eclipses, a banner year I might add, as cloud cover made it difficult in the Northeast. But oh what a show last night!
Here the moon steps through the phases until it's an amber shadow with a silver handle. Just as it reminds us how small we are, there will inevitably be a reminder that we are also eternally optimistic. A couple on a nearby roof top fired away with their little disposables, thinking to light the moon with a flash some 239,000 miles away.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.