"Appalachia. A mysterious, mountainous pocket of the United States widely known for its Trail, its legendary feuds and its coal, thanks to countless historical fiction novels and, of course, Hollywood. But fewer of us actually know what it is to reside in this sliver of land, sidled up to either side of the mountain chain that stretches from southern New York state to northern Alabama and Mississippi. Aaron Blum, however, knows it well." Tamara Hilmes
As a resident of West Virginia I have always been aware of the views others hold of my home, and my artwork is the product of my exploration of what it means to me to be appalachian.
Opening reception of Continuum: Doug DuBois and Aaron Blum March 29, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh Pa