The relationship between the light that enters my house and that which shines on surrounding landscapes is my inspiration. Morning washes across my bedroom wall as the sun rises above nearby pines and oaks. At dusk, my hallway glows crimson and orange while nearby pine needles float on still water. Using the diptych format, I create small meditations about my home and the world around my home by seeking connections of light and color; inside and outside; concrete and abstract.
Though I began my series in 2019, the ongoing pandemic has imbued my images with new meaning. Like many others, I spend more time alone, more time at home, and more time with the places and people I care about.
About Gail Samuelson
Gail Samuelson lives and photographs in a small rural town southwest of Boston.
Surrounded by protected forest and wetlands, she is drawn to the changing light and how it affects her sense of home, the landscape, and family life. Trained to make photographs through a microscope, she now uses a camera to examine and capture details of everyday moments. Often closing in tight on her subjects, she distills and intensifies their form and meaning to unveil underlying emotional qualities. Gail’s photographs have been exhibited in many museums and galleries, including the Danforth Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, Cassilhaus, PhotoPlace Gallery, and the Davis Orton Gallery. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Danforth Museum and Cassilhaus. Gail serves on the Board of Directors of the Griffin Museum of Photography.