Sunday, April 27, 2014

Put A Bird On It

Untitled (Roosevelt Island Series, 2012)
When I first got the invitation to exhibit two photos in a group show at the Blu Moon Gallery in Coconut Grove, I intuitively knew which would be the first but wasn't so sure about the second. The show, entitled Put A Bird On It, is themed around birds.  I knew I had to exhibit a photo of birds on power lines as it fit perfectly with the theme. Initially, my choice for the second image was one taken in Martha's Vineyard in 2012 but I discarded the thought as I considered it was too rural an image to pair with the first.  I knew I needed something grittier.  I then turned to my Roosevelt Island series.

Roosevelt Island is situated on the East River between Manhattan and Queens and is mostly accessible by cable cars.  It is a rather small, mostly residential island and really not too attractive at all.  Still, in November 2012 it proved to be one of the last areas of New York I hadn't explored.

I vaguely remembered that I had shot shot some sort of iron structure against a cloudless sky and that there might actually be birds in it somewhere. So I pulled the image and immediately knew I had to include it in this show. It's got just the right amount of grit and just enough birds to qualify for the show. Love it.

Put A Bird On It will run through May, 2014 with an opening reception on May 3, 2014 at the Blu Moon Gallery, 3444 Main Hwy, #7, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133.  The promo and photo of Untitled (Birds on a Wire) is shown below.

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