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Playing Pretend

Superstition for everyone!
1. Wychbury Obelisk, 2. Edward Wyllie – Spirit Photographer c.1903, 3. seance board–cu, 4. Victorian Fancy Dress – Witches & Fairies at Ye Magic Well 2

The second and last photos are pretty self explanatory. The first is a message scrawled on the Wychbury Obelisk in a town in England after the skeleton of a woman was found stuffed inside of a very old witchhazel tree during WWII.

The third image is of spirit photography. It’s a bit of collage and collaboration created to make people think their dead relatives were visiting them and hovering around them and only the camera could capture their presence. This was a considered proof of the afterlife and a part of the spiritualist movement.

– ALSO –

The J Fergeson Gallery of Farmville(no, not the facebook game) Virginia is having a Pop-Up Gallery in Richmond the first weekend of June. My work will be among those shown.

119 Broad Street
TRANSPLANT – A J FERGESON POP-UP GALLERY
June First Friday at Metrospace

Thursday Preview Reception June 2 / 6-8 PM
First Friday with John Reinhold (DJ/Music)
Saturday Hours June 4 1-5 PM
Sunday 11-4

Featuring Isabelle Abbot, Jordan Buschur, Anna Cox, JJ Eisfelder, Tray Eppes, Christopher Hildebrand, Kylse Houser, Neal Iwan, Ben Keys, Debra Lanning, Elizabeth Levesque, David Dodge Lewis, Matt Lively, Lara Mossler, Adam Paulek, Christopher Register, Beverly Rhoads, Jeremy Satterlund, Christina Stratman and Sandy Willcox

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