John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Advent Art: Christmas Star, near Akron, Alabama

William Christenberry (born 1936)
Christmas Star, near Akron, Alabama, photographed 2001, printed 2004
Chromogenic color print
Christmas Star, near Akron, Alabama
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

I quite like William Christenberry's photography. I saw an exhibit of his works at the Smithsonian American Art Museum some years ago that I enjoyed very much. And there's a photograph of his hanging in the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., Green Warehouse—Newbern, Alabama, that I liked so much that I used it for one of my Sunday art posts back in 2008.

Incidentally, if you were wondering what makes this a Christmas star particularly and not some other kind of star, the photo was taken on January 1, so I guess he felt it was a safe bet.

Previous Advent posts:

2003: How far is it to Bethlehem?
2004: Christmas Mail
2005: Look, up in the sky!
2006: Adam lay ybounden
2007: Mug with the Adoration of the Magi
2008: Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season
2009: Minstrel's Song
Tags: advent: 2010, art: photography

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