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Artist
Jack Leigh
Title
Live Oak and Pond
Date
1999
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 15 3/4 × 19 1/2 inches (40 × 49.5 cm)Matted: 22 × 28 inches (55.9 × 71.1 cm)Framed: 22 × 28 inches (55.9 × 71.1 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.
Accession Number
2003.6
Live Oak and Pond is one of two key photographs Leigh made of the pools in Greenwich Park at Greenwich Cemetery, adjacent to Bonaventure. Leigh chose Live Oak and Pond, as the cover image for his 2000 book “The Land I’m Bound To,” a retrospective volume of the artist’s key Southern images. This moody photograph in subtle gradations of black and white suggests a mysterious Southern landscape with a hidden history. As author Pat Conroy states of Leigh in the book’s foreword, “He cannot raise his camera without telling me about a South I never knew was there."