Patti Roberts

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Cherry Tree No. 1, 2020 Cherry Tree No. 1, 2020
IG: pattirobertsphotography
Larchmont, NY & Tisbury, MA
[Size and price information at bottom of page]

During the past year, I photographed the seasons of a cherry tree which hugs the corner of my windowed office, a room not unlike a fishbowl, from where I watch the world go by.

But the world stood still.

I became a servant of Covid, marooned in my bubble.

From my window I witnessed the irony of isolation.

Sensing our absence, nature exploded in colors so painfully perfect and bright. Captive in our new normal, we talked of silver linings.

I photographed my tree through its timeline, capturing frothy branches as they dispatched April winds and did battle with summer storms, as leafy arms were stripped down to modesty. Then came blankets of late winter blizzards.

In the snow I saw a sea stretching far out to my imagination. And I dove in, baptised.

There’s nothing freer than floating in water, immersed in solitude. Alone, with senses heightened, moving forward, reminding me that the world is not standing still. And neither am I.

One year later, my cherry tree has come alive again. It might be my imagination, but it is more beautiful, and stronger than ever. 


The pieces hanging in the show are conceived as pairs, with a cherry blossom image on the left and an abstract swimmer on the right.

Pigment Print
Small: 11x17 - $125
Medium: 16x24 - $195
Large: 20x30 - $295
Archival paper print, unframed

Metal Print
Medium: 18x27 - $695
Large: 20x30 - $1095
Dye sublimation print on aluminum, unframed

Pigment Print facemount to Acrylic
Medium: 18x27 - $795
Large: 20x30 - $1195