Submitted by Griffin Bay Books
Meet Orcas author and photographer, Robert Dash, who has created “On An Acre Shy of Eternity, Micro Landscapes at the Edge” at Griffin Bay Bookstore on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 – 4 p.m. to He’ll be there to talk to customers about his foray into his own landscape and the magic he captured there.
In “On An Acre Shy of Eternity, Micro Landscapes at the Edge”, Dash takes nature exploration to new depths. He views the mystery of this land as one might read a book, promoting a visual, poetic, and ecological literacy that he calls “locavore art and ecology”—the art, science, and discovery that beckons in one’s own front yard. Over a three-year period, he traveled from bluff to tree, feather to seed on a near-acre of forest, meadow, and cliff shouldering the Salish Sea. Using metaphors, a camera, and a scanning electron microscope, Dash features beauty at scales ranging from craters on the moon to grains of pollen a few thousandths of an inch wide. Dash is a photographer, naturalist, and educator whose book invites readers on a wild, contemplative, miniature hike. His photographs have been published in National Geographic, Time, The Week, and Lensculture, and have appeared in galleries and juried shows around the country. Dash presented the Orcas TedX talk, “The Intercourse of Nature: It’s What We Are” in 2016. Several images in his book were created with the scanning electron microscope at Friday Harbor Labs.