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Artist’s Statement

Inspired by the poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by William Carlos Williams, photographer Malcolm Brown created these images using vibrant color, texture, and unique aspects to transform quotidian environments into scenes of aesthetic curiosity. These images offer an abstract calm to what’s often considered chaotic, busy, or even unpleasant. They are also about layers and surfaces—both seen and unseen. The graffiti markings exist in their own countless layers, hidden and exposed in the urban landscape of buildings and infrastructure. Similarly, the droplets in Menemsha Rain create the presence of the layer of glass that otherwise would go unnoticed.

The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white