This is the home of Christina Olson who is the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting, “Christina’s World”. Christina is shown laying in a field looking up at the house. These photographs are an exploration of light and space in her home. Although light and space are around us all the time, this historic house offered a rare opportunity. These photographs of lightly furnished rooms with their long rambling corridors present mysterious hints of the presence of other rooms. This leaves the viewer’s imagination to explore them. The unfinished floors and paint peeling off the walls added texture to the halls and rooms. I am drawn to the elements of light, space and texture. They are the subject of many of my photographs.
Christina suffered from muscular dystrophy which was a progressive disease that left her without the use of her legs. She chose to crawl through the 14 room farmhouse rather than use a wheel chair. One can only imagine what life was like for Christina.
Larry Bruns has been doing photography since he was in college. It has been his personal mission to provide a view of the world that has often not been seen or appreciated. Bruns particularly likes experimenting with light, texture and space as well as with reflections in water and buildings. Digital photography opened a door to experimentation that was not readily available to him with film. Bruns has developed a body of work in urban landscape. He is also interested in portrait photography with the goal of capturing the interactions and emotions of people. His favorite subjects are jazz musicians and his granddaughter because they are not inhibited by the camera.
Bruns grew up in Arlington, Virginia and obtained his BS at Virginia Tech and got his MS at Northeastern University. He has taken workshops in the DeCordova Museum and in the New England School of Photography.
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