Woolley Gallery and Center for Photographic Inquiry
Surrounded by the power of the North Sea, these islands retain a touch of mystery through the combined cultural history of over 5000 years. Orkney is home to a vibrant modern community, superimposed on the surviving architecture of the Neolithic, Iron Age, Norse, Medieval, Feudal and Monastic periods. Less than one hundred years ago, fishing and farming were the mainstays of life, yet today, many Orcadians are fishermen with farms, farmers with boats, and find themselves juggling other jobs to keep their families on the islands. Though the almost treeless landscape may differ from our own, there are many parallels that can be drawn between the Orkneys and our own Maine islands.
Crane first visited Scotland in 2002 when he was invited to speak at the spring meeting of the Royal Photographic Society of Edinburgh. Since that time he has made nine extended trips, teaching workshops, private tutorials and making photographs. His second book, TOUCHSTONES, was a monograph of images from all over Scotland. Published in 2005, it sold out a year later.
With an opening reception on November 7, 2008 from 5 – 8 p.m. the ODIN STONE photographs will be shown for the first time at the Addison Woolley Gallery, 87 Market Street, Portland ME. The exhibit runs from November 5th - 29th.
Crane will give an Artist Talk on November 14th, from 5 – 7 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at: 207-775-0678 or www.addisonwoolley.com.
ODIN STONE is available at the prepublication price of $65.00 (plus $10 shipping) from the author until December 1, 2008. Visit www.tillmcancrane.com/odinstone or call 207-230-0199 for full details. Orders can also be placed through the gallery.