As a child I was never very good at sitting still (Reading being the biggest exception). I always had to be doing something, probably doing MANY things, most of which would go unfinished.
But i would take time, outside, to watch the sky and the clouds.
Which must be why I am so in love with this Project by Maria Alexandra Vettese.
Vettese, who lives and works in Maine, began capturing the last flashes winter light 2009 with her first Come Darkness Collection. That installation featured works from over 20 international artists.
About Come Darkness:
I am always bewildered by the arrival of early autumn darkness. I travel around in my normal routines confused for weeks. This year I felt I needed to try harder to understand the transition. Was there some way I could prepare? Without even knowing it I found I was using my camera as a tool to dissect the final hours of illumination. I became fixated on capturing a momentary blanket of light, of all tones and colors, which I could hold and pull up around me when all I see is black. I wanted to feel the light. I needed to see the light. And now I feel ready. Come darkness, here we are again.
What I love most about the 2010 edition of Come Darkness. Here We Are Again, is the medium in which the photographs are presented: Silk Scarves. The notion of taking a little bit of light with you through the darker winter months is fantastic. Here literally, you can wrap it around you.
Some of the Scarves are still available for purchase, but I'm rather most excited about the 28 page full color book of photos from the show. It was printed in Limited Edition and each book is individualized by swatch of silk.
More of Maria's work is available here