Friday, April 25, 2014

Requiem in Glass , stands complete.

 After four months, of little else other than searching the land of the Cape Fear, for the shadows of the
of the war. Aside from some fine tuning, it's finished. The project stems from the urban myth of Mathew Brady's plates ending up as green house glass, which of course, there is no evidence this ever happened.

 Part of a wall, 84 8x10 inch ambrotypes-negtives, depending on how the light strikes them.
Here is a selection of plates, but as you know the beauty of an Ambrotype is when you see it with your own eyes.  All plates are from the stories and legends of the lower Cape Fear during the war years of 1861-1865 created in the winter of 2014.

 View of a rice canal at Peter Point Plantation.
 Jefferson on the river near the Chickamunga battery and wreck.
 Col.Askew and Kennedy , USCT veterans of the Battle of the Forks.

 Rose O'Neal Greenhow at the mouth of the Cape Fear River with her gold intact, the blockade run waiting for morning. Her secrets influenced the early days of the war.

A Union Monitor class ironclad at New Inlet. Four where used in the 2nd assault on Ft Fisher in January of 1865, followed by Croom's Brigade, last seen on the Forks road defenses, 1865.

Special thanks to the Cameron Art Museum, a wonderful art museum on a Civil War Battle Field. Plus they believed in me and helped this happen. And thanks to all the reenactors who make it really fun to shoot wetplate in the woods. Much more to follow.

Mark your calendars, there will be a closing gallery talk and special guest on June 1st.