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Sunset, Brandon Beach, OR by Don Kirby

  • Title: Sunset, Brandon Beach, OR
  • Artist: Don Kirby
  • Medium: Archival pigment print
  • Size: 18"h x 20"w
  • Creation date: 2014
  • Added to collection: 2019
  • Donor: Gift of Don Kirby and Bill Rhoades
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B2/2 Math Division office rm 210H

Ansel Adams famously said that the photographic negative is like a composer's score, and the print a performance. This axiom well describes Adams' influence on the work of Don Kirby, whose masterful printing technique emphasizes a strong graphic impact, meticulous texture, and poetic sensitivity.  Here the rocks at Bandon, OR merge from the distance in arial perspective until the nearest looms with graphic clarity on a section of reflected sky like a fallen meteorite.