gary duehr

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These religious statues in the front yards of Somerville, MA, are like colorful relics of past generations, a way of life that is slowly vanishing.

In some statues the chipped plaster and peeling paint show the passing of time, while in others the lush gardens and elaborate displays attest to the owner's care.

My close-up photographs document their flaws as I try to make eye contact with each icon, as if in communion.

Scroll down to the bottom for the latetst images.


Cllck here to buy a Saints of Somerville deluxe poster.