Museum hosts bristlecone exhibit

Museum hosts  bristlecone  exhibitThe Maturango Museum is hosting “Bristlecones: A Living History,” featuring the work of John Aydelotte, from now through Feb. 27.

A museum spokesperson described the exhibit as “an exploration of the ancients of the bristlecone pines and their environment in black-and-white photography and color images (abstracts) of the wood and colored fungus.”

All images will be available as archival prints on aluminum and paper prints.

The spokespersn describes printing on metal as a “new art medium that preserves photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. The images seem to glow.”

“I was inspired at first sight of the bristlecone pine forest,” said Aydelotte. “The trees were magnificent and I was hooked in total awe of the forest and individual trees.

“I imaged with the final image in mind each time working and looking forward to the next image. I knew that the black and white seemed to fit the larger images but I also knew the abstracts needed to be in color.

Two trips were made and the processing took weeks. Some images were processed several times to get the look and feel of my original visualization.”

He made his living in commercial photography for 35 years before retiring in 2014.

The public is invited to view the exhibit. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pictured: Artist John Adelotte with one of his works that will be exhibited at the Maturango Museum. -- Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2017-01-13