CHA Gallery presents
by Mark David Bailey
July 15 - October 15, 2013
Artist's Reception September 29th 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Acadia Balance 4
“Photography and rock balancing are meditative acts for me
that celebrate the power of visualizing positive outcomes in a precarious world.”
The images in Balances explore themes of ephemerality, possibility and intention. The rock balances are usually as precarious as they appear to be, sometimes taking an hour or more of careful adjustment before they stand. Stones range in size from just 10 or 20 pounds to 200 pounds or more. The balances rarely last for longer than an hour, depending primarily on the wind, and all too often a balanced stone falls before I have taken a single photo.
Viewers often ask: “Is this photoshopped?” or “Did you use glue?” The short answer is no. The content of the images is never manipulated to make it appear to be something it was not, and no glue or hidden prop is used to make the rock stay in place. I do position the camera to portray the delicateness of the balance to maximum effect and I freely use digital post-processing techniques to convey the depth, drama and wonder I felt at the scene.
The pieces in Balances are available for purchase through Cambridge Health Associates
Contact the Front Desk for price-list or more information.
Office Hours Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm and Fridays 8am - 1pm
617-354-8360 Email info [at] cambridgehealthassociates [dot] com
Mark's work is also available for purchase through his website www.markdavidbailey.com
About Mark David Bailey
Mark David Bailey is a photographer and rock balancer who believes that singular moments can transcend time and space. His work intends to challenge assumptions about what is possible and affirm the power of positive thought. He delights in turning the appearance of permanence on its head. Mark lives in Bedford, MA with his wife and two young daughters.