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Edenton (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist Details
American
1942-
Medium
Photography
Created
1982
Dimensions
9 5/8 x 12 1/4 in.
(24.4 x 31.1 cm)

About

Elizabeth Matheson searches for places where “something seems about to happen.” She often selects spaces where no people are visible but traces of their existence are. This second-story porch overlooks the expansive waterfront of one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, Edenton. The house can be imagined to have hosted varied events in many lives during its approximately 230-year history. Edenton, settled on a bay opening onto Albemarle Sound, once served as the busy capital of North Carolina. Matheson’s composition emphasizes patterns of lines and angles.

tags: black and white, water, coast, horizon

Images

  • Elizabeth Matheson photograph Edenton 1982

    Edenton by Elizabeth Matheson