Sue Reed is a landscape architect, author and photographer fascinated by the intersection between the natural world and the “made” world. Her photographs, like her landscape designs, aim to highlight and reveal unexpected or rarely noticed aspects of familiar natural settings. Recently, Sue has explored the surprising effects created by juxtaposing clear and iridescent glass spheres, hand-blown by Josh Simpson, against icicle-draped cliffs, frozen ponds, pebbly-streams and rocky lakes. Ice, water and sky, all merge with the crystal glass. And the spheres, in their reflective and light-bending quality, both mirror the surrounding world and are themselves transformed by it. The aim in each photograph is to convey the gentle interplay between the real world outside the sphere and the surreal world inside it.
Sue Reed lives in Shelburne Center, Massachusetts, a part of the world that contains so many brooks and ponds that most of Sue’s photos are shot within a few miles of her home.
"When Many Act as One," an installation of 100 felted Pinch Pots
Shelburne Falls galleries and businesses celebrate a different theme or simply focus on what's new in their venue the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please come and enjoy all our small town has to offer.
BIG WHEEL PRESS: Monoprints by Lisa Hersey & Broadsides by Chris Campbell is the featured exhibit for the next Second Saturday, November 11. Join us for this reception 4-6pm with music by Blue Moon Trio. Also featured is a fundraiser for The Arms Library right here in Shelburne Falls. Check out ShelburneFalls.com to be updated on all the doings in town!