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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Rites of Spring
This week seems to be all about spring. I happened by Macy's and stopped in to see the flower show. Masses of live and beautiful flowers everywhere. It is truly spectacular and smells delightful. Some flowers are very rare and unusual. Not so rare or unusual is the bumper crop of picture taking. Like daffodils pushing out of the earth, hands raise up clutching cameras, cellphones, PDAs and heaven knows what else. I truly saw them popping up—a new one every 7 seconds.
To paraphrase Robert Frost:
Oh, give us pleasure in the pixels today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest of snaps; keep us here All simply clicking and pinging in the springing of the year.
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.