Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Art at Watson presents The Blink of Our Lifetimes: The Ecology of Dusk

Monday, September 9 –
Friday, December 20, 2019

(2019 Fall Semester)

Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street, First Floor

Artist talk and opening reception Wednesday, October 2, at 5 p.m.

Darkness obscures and sunlight reveals, but dusk – the liminal moment in between – suggests. It is a temporal sanctuary where seer and seen mingle, when the perceived world becomes an equation: part human invention, part environmental reality. 

The moved-camera digital photographs in this exhibition represent ecologically critical locations in the Brazilian Amazon, Wales, Oregon, Nova Scotia, and New England. They were created with light and movement only, and were not computer generated in any way.

Pamela Petro ’82 is an author, artist, and educator living in Northampton, MA. She received her MA from the University of Wales, where she is a Fellow and directs the Dylan Thomas Summer School in Creative Writing. She teaches creative writing at Smith College and in Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. She was a 2011 Artist in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park, and is the author of several books. 

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