This spring the Hamilton Arts Collective is curating an exhibition of artists' interpretations of the Chesapeake Watershed. When I discovered the call for entry, I immediately thought of my recent altered photographs of the Fells Point waterfront and Nick's Fish House. I have long been interested in boats and Marylanders' relationship to the Chesapeake Bay. My former exploration of Sharptown, the Stokes family former hometown on Maryland's Eastern Shore, was closely tied to the town's relationship to the Nanticoke River. Sharptown was historically a ship building town and three masted schooner ships would be sent down stream and out to the Chesapeake Bay. The Sharptown Bridge is my most recent altered photo, created specifically for this exhibition, and was one of the three pieces to be accepted into the exhibit. Chesapeake Watershed will be on display during the month of April at Hamilton Gallery on Harford Road and at the Baltimore Science Center during May.
|Sharptown Bridge, 2013|