James M Collins: Patio Life

November 1 – January 12, 2020 2019-11-01 09:00:00 2020-01-12 09:00:00 15 James M Collins: Patio Life Banko Gallery true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: Banko Gallery

There is a mean-looking wasp sitting on the arm of an empty teak chair on the patio in my backyard. Every day the wasp visits. Why does it keep landing on the chair? I want answers.

I live in a small town, at least spatially, in Greater Boston. The town is five-and-a-half square miles with 42,000 residents and an abundance of tiny, often unseen critters lurking in its yards—yards measured in square feet, not acres. With a couple of chairs and a few flowers, a small suburban oasis was created on the patio. But those wasps…and these tiny spiders that seem to jump into thin air? What else is living around me? I need answers.

The camera provides an up-close peek at my fellow patio dwellers whose respective behaviors pique my curiosity and intrigue me. All subjects seen were photographed outdoors in my backyard or front porch; none were harmed. Whether planting a single flower or large garden—you won’t have to travel far to find interesting neighbors if you look close enough. If you plant it, they will come.

Venue Information
Banko Gallery
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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