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BB&T Bank on Art - March 2019: Alexandra DiFrancesco

Check out this month's featured artist on display in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery": Alex DiFrancesco.

Photograph "Roots" by Alexandra DiFrancesco


Photograph by Alexandra DiFrancesco

About the Artwork

Title: "Roots"

Media: Photography

Size: 16x20

Price: $150

October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina. The storm made landfall 30 miles north of Charleston wreaking havoc on everything in its path. One of the hardest hit areas was Hunting Island State Park. This pristine park was almost destroyed. Trees were toppled and thrown against others. Buildings and other trees were obliterated by the storm surge. Where people once picnicked, there was nothing but devastation. On June 2, 2017, Hunting Island State Park was reopened. On October 18, 2018 as I drove up the winding access road towards the beach, I could still see areas of the forest where trees were still holding each other up. I parked and walked to the beach as I turned a corner, I saw remnants of the power of Mother Nature. A section of the beach had not been cleared and I was filled with emotion. This photograph is one of many that I took that day. It is the whole root section of the whole tree that was thrown in the water like a tooth pick by the wind.

Artist Bio

I enjoy photographing nature. This photograph was taken on Hunting Island, SC. These are the roots of a fallen tree post Hurricane Matthew. It shows the extreme power of Mother Nature.Artist Bio: A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, Alexandra (Alex) is a retired school guidance counselor. She has had the opportunity to live on both the East and West Coasts before moving to Chapin, South Carolina in 2016. Alex has enjoyed photography since she was a child, playing with her parents Kodak Brownie camera. She enjoys a variety of subjects which include her grandchildren. Alex loves photographing anything to do with nature and architectural features. She is a member of Crooked Creek art League and currently serves on their board as grant writer.

You can contact Alex by clicking HERE.

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