Sep 24 2008

Eloquent Eggs

Published by at 7:03 am under Books & Events

Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira), eggs 2006 © Rosamond Purcell If you’re interested in birds – or photography – you’ll enjoy the exhibit opening tomorrow at Silver Eye Center for Photography entitled Eloquent Eggs and Disintegrating Dice: Photographs by Rosamond Purcell

For over 25 years Rosamond Purcell has photographed behind the scenes in major museums, producing stunning photos of rarely seen collections.   This exhibit features eggs, nests and birds from The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology in Camarillo, California, the largest collection of eggs and nests in the world.  Also on display will be six photos of celluloid dice from magician and actor Ricky Jay’s collection. 

Shown here is Ms. Purcell’s photo of Guira Cuckoo eggs, just a hint of the beauty to come in her book Egg and Nest being published this fall by Harvard University Press.

Eloquent Eggs and Disintegrating Dice runs through November 29th and includes special events you won’t want to miss – especially if you enjoy photography:

  • Photograph Behind the Scenes at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 27, 1:00– 4:00 p.m.
  • National Aviary Photographic Safari on Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
  • Egg and Nest: Book Signing with Rosamond Purcell on Saturday, November 8, 5:00 p.m.

The Silver Eye is located at 1015 East Carson Street on Pittsburgh’s South Side.  There’s an opening reception this evening September 24, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm ($5 for non-members). 

For more information, contact Silver Eye Center for Photography, 412-431-1810. 

(photo by Rosamond Purcell.  Click on the image for information on the exhibit)

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