Made From RI Gallery Weekly Roundup, February 26 to March 4, 2021, by Keith R Wahl

March 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats

What, exactly, are we trying to express here at Made From RI Gallery? We are attempting to show Rhode Island, its features, and its people in a positive light. We are trying to show some maritime or waterfront life in a positive light.

You will start hearing me express myself as a "Cultured Wharf Rat" or an "Educated Beach Bum". Other elevated self-deprecating terms will creep in as well. It's an attempt to elevate the beautiful things that we all take for granted. The crane on the waterfront. The shell on the beach forming an impromptu collage. The weather formation in the distance. These all have meaning in our lives. We are pulling that context together.

Is it art? Yes. No. Does it matter? Its visual beauty and verbal context arc welded in a single place. It's elevated commonplace. It's a genteel treatment of the overlooked familiar. It's about giving meaning to us all.

So we started the week with some "Uplifting Views"... the thoughts of a crane at work...

UpliftingUnderTheSky_20210224_850_8044Uplifting Under The SkyA crane performing off-season work at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Reflective Flowers caught our attention on Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island... 

RelectiveFlowers_2020228_850_8467Reflective Flowers In NewportFlowers are seen through a very reflective window walking along Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau Showed Us The Way over Newport Harbor...

20210228_ThisIsTheWay_850_8344This Is The WayClose up of the statue of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau under milky sun. At King Park, Newport, Rhode Island.

And we considered some Winter Views at Scarborough Beach Pavilion

ScarboroughSouthByPavilion_20210220_850_7969Scarborough Viewing South By The PavilionIn the summer, Scarborough Beach is a place to play in bare feet. In winter, we still play but bundled up with appropriate footwear.

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