Diane Fine Sue Lezon Berry Matthews Rick Mikkelson
Don Osborn David Powell Peter Russom
Norman Taber Carol Vossler Rebecca Soderholm
Debra Koechel Kahler Eric Reinemann
Plattsburgh State Art Museum
Faculty Exhibition 2004
The Burke Gallery Hours: Noon to 4 pm, Daily
Introductions

... that you may behold the moon, b&w photograph
... that you may behold the moon, b&w photograph

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Sue Lezon

The black and white images in this exhibit are from a group of photo-graphs that I am currently working on titled "...that you may behold the moon...". The title comes from the photograph of a fallen ceiling block in an Egyptian tomb on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor. The phrase, "that you may behold the moon", is the only part of the funerary text, written in hieroglyphs, that is complete enough to be translated on the block. This phrase is a particularly poetic one. Carved around 1500 BC, its' age imbues it with a certain mystery and perhaps even the capability to briefly transport the viewer to a time when the ancient Egyptians believed in a rich and full life after death.

I have traveled throughout the Middle East as an archaeological photographer since 1979. Much of my time has been spent in Egypt, which has become a second home to me on many levels. Returning there year after year has allowed me to study the monuments in ways most visitors never can. This opportunity continually inspires me and informs the work you see in this exhibit.

Click Thumbnail Image75. Colossal Granite King/Queen Statue
selenium toned gelatin silver print
16 x 20
Click Thumbnail Image76. Tomb of RamoseFallen Ceiling Block
selenium toned gelatin silver print
16 x 20
Click Thumbnail Image77. Statue of Sety II
selenium toned gelatin silver print
16 x 20
Click Thumbnail Image78. Feet of the goddess Mut Sekhmet
selenium toned gelatin silver print
16 x 20
Click Thumbnail Image79. Colossal Quartzite Head of Amenhotep III
selenium toned gelatin silver print
16 x 20
Click Thumbnail Image80. Head of Rameses II
selenium toned gelatin silver print
16 x 20
Click Thumbnail Image81. Granite torso of colossal statue of Thutmoses III
selenium toned gelatin silver print
16 x 20


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