Signs and Wonders. Photographs by Stuart Rome. Southeast Museum of
Photography, 2011. 56 pp., 39 four-color illustrations, 10x10".
Publisher's Description Signs and Wonders is a vertical transect
through time and through the natural world. Stuart Rome's images
condense, flatten and compress the multitude of subtle time
signatures that are present in a landscape to construct a complex
language of referents and conjunctions. It is evident when we stop
and examine these photographs, that beyond these closely observed
details from the landscape, there emerges a portrait of the land as
a living canvas of marks, gestures and symbols; teeming with an
energy and regenerative vitality that is constantly in a state of
flux and renewal.