Rachel Brown Massachusetts, USA, b. 1936

An idea for a project focused on the solstices had been gestating for some time and I saw in this residency a perfect fit, except I would have to ask for at least two work periods: winter solstice and back again for summer solstice.

The experience itself also brought a reshaping of thoughts on light, landscape, seasons and human existence. These photographs became the basis of the published work, Solstice, with an introduction by the poet Mary Oliver.           - Rachel Brown