Ruth West

Venice- Wells Beach, Maine

Ex multiis praetereuntibus motibus (for many moments that pass beyond/ that pass us by) -St Augustine

I’ve been thinking a lot about Venice the last couple of years, visualizing the water and the light. There seems to be intangible something about the place, both ancient and new, grand and tacky that makes me want to spend time stitching images together, building a digital series. Wells Beach, Maine has the same feeling to me - light and water in a place that is defined by the sea. Both are mysterious and mundane, populated and yet full of secret corners. They are far apart, but like everything in this small world, related by time and tide.

In 2011, I went to both places, Wells in March and July- Venice in June. This is part of the series that has come out of these travels.
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