Life consumes death

Grave stone taken over by tree in 18th Century cemetery - First Presbyterian Church of Orange, NJ

Grave stone taken over by tree in 18th Century cemetery – First Presbyterian Church of Orange, NJ

For me, discovering something beautiful in an unlikely setting for “art” is the same as uncovering a great piece of clothing or jewelry in a thrift shop or bargain store.  I get the same thrill from capturing a delightful photograph of the seemingly mundane as I do from stumbling upon a rare and wonderful gem beneath a mound of discarded debris in a sale bin.  I love the creepy, yet somehow inviting, aesthetic of graveyards. I pass this one almost daily. These beautiful gravestones are being taken over by the large tree, and I am repeatedly drawn to them.

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