Betsey Hansell
Night Birds with White Tree, 2014

Archival pigment print photograph
13x20", limited edition of 10 numbered prints in this size (plus 3 artist's proofs).
Signed by the artist.
Print prices are set by the artist, start at $650.00 and increase as the edition sells out.

The artist states, "I was coming home from shooting for the TRACKING series at sunset on the New Jersey Transit commuter train from New York to Trenton. I was hoping to miss a predicted blizzard, when the train stopped outside of Elizabeth. It stayed stopped for hours. The intercom squawked – "unavoidable", "sorry", "police activity" –and the blizzard began. Hours later another train pulled up and we were released. Around 10 pm, weary and hungry, I approached my car on a top floor of the station parking garage and spotted what seemed like thousands of black birds with glowing white eyes roosting in a tree so close I could touch them. Thick snow was falling and the night was lit by vari-colored safety lamps and street lights." Everything happens for a reason.

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