Rosamond Purcell Introduces

An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell, featuring extensive scenes from her work at the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine and from her years-long obsession with William Buckminster’s junkyard in Owls Head, Maine, is an in-depth portrait of the contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell, whose sometimes disturbing, but always breathtaking, pictures challenge our accepted notions of death and decay, and blur the line between the natural and man-made worlds. The film includes appearances by magician Ricky Jay and filmmaker/photography critic Errol Morris, who calls Purcell “one of the great photographers,” one who, “has captured the history of objects by photographing them in Romantic decline.” Purcell’s work, in so many ways, questions and redefines our notions of “beauty”—and even of “life” and “death.”

Rosamond Purcell’s art will also be on display at the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley and the artist will attend a reception and book signing at the Waterville Public Library—for more, click here.