Object Detail


Artist
Date
1971
Media
Dye transfer print
Measurements
7 15/16 x 10 7/16 inches (image)
15 x 18 inches (unframed)
Classification
Subject Category
Flower (s)
Beach
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1988.7
Accession No
88.7
Context
The family named the beaches on their island in Maine, and on Driftwood Beach, Eliot Porter remembered its random display: “Along its upper edge, out of reach by all but the highest tides intermixed among the pebbles, periwinkles and bits of wood, is deposited a season’s harvest, the shells of mussels stripped from byssal anchors by winter ice, scored by waves and chalky blue. Scattered over them, a gay celebration, are the petals of rugosa roses, a gift from a bush rooted in the briny soil above the tides, an immigrant from across the sea.”

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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