Snow Crystals I - VI


Matthew Greenburgh: Snow Crystals

Japanese maple - Acer palmatum

50x45cm - edition of 4 plus artist’s proof of each
25x23cm - edition of 5

William Bentley photographed over 5,000 snowflakes in upstate New York between 1885 and 1931, when many of them were published in a book, Snow Crystals, a picture from which is opposite.

The seemingly endless variety of snowflake, together with their potency as symbols for the evanescence of life is my excuse for connecting these leaf pictures with Bentley’s extraordinary lifetime’s work.





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from Snow Crystals, William Bentley, c1931

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