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Edenton (work of art)

Artwork Info

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

Credit

Purchased with funds from the Jessie N. Howell Memorial Fund

Culture
American North Carolina

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