|Sand Pennies by Benjamin McCormick|
The series featured in Mr. McCormick's show at the library represents the current direction of his work, shooting from the macro perspective, mostly underwater, with ample light, to bring out the maximum natural color available. The subjects are all things found here on the island as he combs the beaches.
The artist has said of his work, "My love of fish and fishing has been a constant and defining characteristic throughout my life. The ocean has always amazed me with its power, mystery, and infinite lessons. Noticing the rhythms of the sea has given me a broader appreciation of nature, and the endless variety of forms, color, and design therein. The art is always there for the taking, whenever you look with interested eyes."
The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.
More information about the artist available at http://benjaminmccormick.com/.