Art Reception: Rebecca Skinner
September 26, 2017
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
"All Things Abandoned"
Rebecca Skinner is a core artist member of the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, a member of the Attleboro Arts Museum, Cambridge Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association and the Franklin Art Association. Rebecca, graduated the Digital Photography Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Spring of 2010.
Photography has been her lifelong passion, ignited on her 8th birthday when she received her very first camera – a Polaroid. This continued into her adult life, through her years in North Carolina as a printer & film photographer. Rebecca still enjoys returning to her photographic roots, shooting with one of the many film cameras that she’s collected.
Her most recent work is a homage to “all things abandoned” including; mills, factories, junkyards and more. These photographs are not merely images, they have a deeper story to tell.
“Photographing abandoned sites tell a story and document the passage of time. They are places that have been forgotten and left behind for nature to take over. It is a meditation. It is quiet and still. You can hear only sounds of your footsteps, water dripping, the wind. You can smell the age, the mold, the moss. You try not to leave footprints. You don’t want to ruin the appearance of desolation. You want to leave the place as you found it. Move nothing, change nothing. There is beauty in these places. There is history. A freezing of time."