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Meditations Exposed: photographs by Elizabeth Bristow from her show at The Pumphouse Gallery, Hartford, CT, May 27 - July 11, 1998
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"Knock Wood"

These images represent a part my exploration of the timeless love scrawlings found on trees, park benches, walls, etc. By coating thin sheets of aluminum with black and white photo emulsion, I am able to contrast the smooth, reflective surface of the metal with the gnarled, rough texture of tree bark. These small images compel the viewer to come in close to examine the detail, the focus moving from surface treatment to visual content of the image itself.

2000 Elizabeth Bristow