New hyperlocal exhibit! "Down the Woods" showcases photographs from the forested parkland near where I have lived most of my life. Technically, the area is called the Rahway River Parkway, but when we were kids, we just called it "down the woods." The framed, matted photographs, all of which were taken within a mile of my home, will be on display at the Winfield Community Center on Roosevelt Drive in Winfield until the end of December. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 AM-3PM. An artist meet-and-greet will be on Tuesday, November 16, from 6-7PM (before the town membership meeting.) If you'd like to meet me there during regular hours, drop a line and I will try to be there. After all, hyperlocal means it's right up the street! See below for Artist Statement as relates to this work.
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“Down the Woods”
Growing up in a big family in a small Winfield home, it’s no wonder I developed a love for the outdoors. Inside, our house was always crowded, but outside I could breathe. We were lucky to be situated on the county road, right next to the Rahway River Parkway. Naturally, my favorite place to go, like many neighborhood kids in those days, was “down the woods.”
I am so happy I was able to grow up close to nature, in tune with the seasons, and aware of the animals and plants that shared my world. I also feel fortunate to have had a father who was a wonderful photographer as well as nature lover. My dad, Frank Dickert, could walk the same path 100 times and always see something new and interesting to photograph. I seem to have inherited his eye.
I feel it’s also the heart that makes a photograph special. These images were surely made with love, showing a treasured place that has been my home for most of my life. I hope you enjoy the pictures.