H. DAVID STEIN: "THE ORCHID HOMUNCULUS"
APRIL 6 - APRIL 29, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 7th, 3 - 6 pm
A “homunculus” is a miniature person or creature from the days of alchemy. In this series of Stein’s orchid photographs he peered inside the orchid and it looked back at him. A homunculus is nestled in the orchid’s petals. Searching further he noticed that many orchids are inhabited by creatures of this world and others. In this show, you will join him in the universe inside the orchid, a world of magical creatures, beasts and humanoid forms. Stein, as a former surgeon, was already trained to look carefully at hidden details. Likewise, Stein pays very close attention to the print itself to insure consistent fine art quality using only archival materials.
When Stein retired as a professor of surgery, he took courses at the International Center for Photography with several well-known photographers in the New York area. His art has been on display at numerous galleries in New York, Washington, DC and throughout New England.