October 4- 28, 2007 Opening Reception: Thursday October 4th from 7-9pm
photographer: Kathleen Flanagan
Journeys, it is said, have three phases: arrival, discovery, and departure. This was certainly true of my journey to Grand Manan Island.
Each phase offered its own visual experience: The arrival phase provided a sense of place. The discovery phase elicited a desire to document and record. The departure phase was marked by a feeling of looking back, a remembrance of visual experiences not so much found as re-discovered.
What I experienced during my trip to Grand Manan was an encounter with a visual aesthetic that corresponded to an internal journey. The journey renewed my spirits.