Maryland Federation of Art: Focal Point Exhibition

My piece “Secret Garden” will be showing at the Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD from January 29-February 27, 2016. This panoramic cube was chosen by juror Richard Olsenius as one of 79 photographs out of over 700 submitted to be shown in their Focal Point exhibit. A reception, which I will not be able to attend, will be held February 14, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.

The Circle Gallery is located across the street from the Maryland State House at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. The gallery is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the words of the juror, “In picking the final selection for the Focal Point exhibition, I was impressed with the scope and quality of the work. Out of 700 plus images I was drawn to over 200 that made the final choices for the show extremely difficult. From landscapes to images of complex design came personal visions in images that gave either a strong sense of place or reflected the sensitivities of the photographer’s art-making.”

This particular piece was shot in May 2015 in the Azalea Garden of the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. A spherical panorama, it was stitched together from 54 photos shot in 18 different directions and 3 different exposures. Each of the six sides of the cube were generated from the combined panorama as 90°x90° rectilinear projections in the appropriate directions. They were then printed on aluminum sheet before being assembled into the cube. The clear stand is acrylic.

 

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