Chair Apparent

Paul Mindell, New York artist, mixed media, photo collage, Nantucket

Nantucket Chair Apparent by Paul Mindell – copyright 2017

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It was mid October when I photographed this scene from the porch of the Wauwinet Inn on Nantucket, off the coast of Cape Cod. The summer crowds had left a month earlier for their mainland homes.

The humor struck me immediately. How could one not be amused by these very carefully placed, yet decidedly empty lounge chairs, as they all looked out on the ocean and dune view beyond? It was as though the chairs themselves were the occupants, waiting for obliging waiters to appear.

The title of this photo collage/mixed media came easily once the piece was finished: “Heir Apparent” gave way to “Chair Apparent.”