Parting Shot: Nora Scarlett | Visual Art | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Parting Shot: Nora Scarlett 

click to enlarge Overhanging Hemlocks, Nora Scarlett, 2010, from Trunks of the Gunks
  • Overhanging Hemlocks, Nora Scarlett, 2010, from Trunks of the Gunks

In her new book of photographs, Trunks of the Gunks (Black Dome Press, 2016), Nora Scarlett captures the artistry of nature.

Whereas many artists have made the panorama of the Shawangunk Ridge their focus, Scarlett goes smaller scale. Each image is a tightly framed snapshot of a tree inside Minnewaska State Park, the Mohonk Preserve, or the grounds of the Mohonk Mountain House.

Roots jut up from a solid bedrock base in one image. A tree with a large chunk bitten out of it balances on a roadside, engulfed in mist in another. One of the photos inside the "Smile" section shows a tree bent in a forward-leaning bow, its orange, yellow, and green leaves shining bright against a field in autumn. In another section of the book, a tree is twisted, seemingly in yogic form, into a freestanding circle.

Scarlett includes a key to the photographs at the end, but seekers be warned. "I can't find some of the trees," Scarlett said with a bit of jesting exasperation, "But they're out there somewhere." Portfolio: Norascarlett.com.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Group Holiday Sale

Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — 23 artisans of fine craft. In our 40th year. We have been...
East Meets West @ Bridge Street Theatre

East Meets West

Sun., Nov. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. — Experience the vibrant energy and deep serenity of Indian classical music in...

View all of today's events

Latest in Visual Art

Related to Visual Art

More by Hannah Phillips

  • Book Reviews: Short Takes

    February doesn't have to be consumed with celebrating presidents and Valentines-explore some forgotten history and learn about spiritual and physical health with this month's hand-picked selection of books.
    • Feb 1, 2017
  • Cooking Classes at Panzur Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Winter 2017 kicks off a new line of interactive culinary creativity classes at Panzur in Tivoli.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • The Real Bottom Line: Good Work Institute

    Hannah Philips take a look into the Good Work Institute Fellowship, which focuses on purpose-driven entrepreneurship.
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets