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Andrea M. Gordon – “Orchids Extraordinaire”
October 29, 2020 - November 28, 2020FREE
October 29th - November 28,2020
Andrea M. Gordon – Artist Statement – “Orchids Extraordinaire”
My dear mother’s passing five years ago has left a deep hole in my life. This hole has become fertile to many seeds that have flourished in it. Loss can become an illuminating light in one’s life-like orchids in the night.
About the Photographer
My name is Andrea M. Gordon and I have owned Universal Touch Professional Massage for the past thirty-two years. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist who has had a passion for healing through Medical/Relaxation massage therapy. It is for this reason that my hands have become my “eyes” and “ears” and have taught me to “see” and “hear” my patient’s body. Later in life I found another passion that inspired a dance between my eyes and hands. Photography.
I always have had a fascination with perception and the reality that we can all “see” and “sense” the same things differently. Moments of perception create our lives and I found that my hands behind my camera offered me the opportunity to embrace all that life offers. My eyes see the world and with a stroke of my camera I can hold that moment in time forever. My exhibit Orchids Extraordinaire is a gift from my mother whose passing five years ago left me on a highway without pavement. I had saved her orchid plant and through the years there were no blooms… until it gave me a shoot with six buds of which four actually took flight in the corner of my living room. It was an incredible shoot, every evening documenting their metamorphosis from as many angles as was their splendor. They mirror my dear mother in every way. And my heart is full. Enjoy our journey.