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Three Graces, Marina di Pisa
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
$300
San Nicolai de Mendicanti
archival pigment print
25 x 19 inches, framed
$350
Roman Theater, Verona
archival pigment print
20 x 16 inches, framed
$300
Il Gobbio di Rialto
archival pigment print
16 x 20 inches, framed
$300
Metamorphosis
archival pigment print
20 x 16 inches, framed
$300
Isola del Dolore
archival pigment print
20 x 16 inches, framed
$300
Expiration
archival pigment print
20 x 16 inches, framed
$300
La Vigna di Palazzo
archival pigment print
20 x 16 inches, framed
$300
Burano
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Colosseum
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
$300
Masquerade
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
$300
Mithras
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Passage
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Venezia
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
San Michele
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Torcello Twining
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Angel Leaving
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
$300
Mazzorbo Angel
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
$300
Athena
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Cupid
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
$300
Rape of the Sabine
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Poetry in Motion
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
$300
Ceres
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Bologna
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Sorano
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Self-portrait, Florence
Archival pigment photograph
20 x 16 inches, print only
$300
Anna
Archival pigment photograph
16 x20 inches, print only
2010
$300

These photographs came out of five glorious pilgrimages to Italy. In 1999, during a difficult time in my life, I toured Tuscany and Umbria for six weeks, residing in convents and monasteries. A few years later I gave myself a month-long "art sabbatical" in Florence. Then, in 2009, 2013 and 2017, I received Emily Harvey Foundation residencies which granted me an apartment in Venice for magical weeks of artistic work in that ancient city.

Venice is a particularly complex place. As Sheila Hale wrote in The Myth of Venice, “Venice is the most bewitching of cities, but the spell it casts is not simple, nor is it altogether benign. It is impossible to feel indifferent about the place. Indeed, many reasonable people loathe it at first sight. They go away grumbling, echoing Gibbon’s complaint about ‘stinking ditches dignified with the pompous denomination of Canals.’ But other people fall unexpectedly, obsessively in love with Venice. It challenges the imagination. It insists upon itself, commanding total attention – yet it seems ultimately unknowable. Its dense labyrinthine topography baffles the sense of direction. Buildings and bridges are dissolved and reassembled by the light, their proportions altered by the ebb and flow of tides. And even after years of intimate acquaintance, you may delight in some undiscovered detail in the course of an aimless walk, a relief carving, an archway or a wellhead.”