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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Of Light and Death on the High Seas

The other week local Press Herald blogger extraordinaire Justin Ellis went on a brief hiatus to further his skills in the high-tech communications realm. Why am I telling you this? Because it was a great opportunity for him to launch some guest posters on his blog, and one of the ones invited to flex their Portland-based cultural writing muscles was me. It was a great excuse to talk about the non-traditional lighthouse art show that's showing at Sanctuary until the end of July. You can read the full post here.

However, the photos I took for the story didn't make it onto Justin's blog, so for those of you many miles away, I thought I'd share them here, as this is one of those art shows that only comes 'round once. So here is a taste of what awaits you! You can click on the images here to see larger versions.
Untitled by Loren Leahy (detail) brings the "Kaboom!" home.
You didn't need that yacht, did you? (detail)

Tim Clorius' Untitled draws the viewer into a stranger
world of light and dark than most lighthouses have seen. (detail)

Krivolshlyapova; Masha, Dasha, by Chris Dingwell (detail)
Not your average postcard image of a restful lighthouse scene.

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