Old Springfield Road: Solo show that no one saw February -June 2020


A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms, and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.

New Oxford American Dictionary

Old Springfield Road is the link between Northampton and Easthampton by way of the Oxbow meadows and includes the Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. It hosts a wide skyline vista for viewing the Holyoke and Mt. Tom Ranges, gauging the weather, observing sunrises, sunsets, and migrating birds. The wide expanse… is different every hour of every day!

I have been documenting the changes that occur in the vista from the exact same spot for the past few years.  The stand of trees in the mid-ground are the focal point.  It is easiest to take the long view when in this setting, head up eyes looking skyward focused on the infinite horizon.

With a simple adjustment of my focal distance, smaller features of the landscape are revealed within ¾ mile of the trees.

UPDATE: this show finally got an audience August 2022 at the Northampton Senior Center

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