The Earth’s Pivot

By  |  October 13, 2015
Southern Pines | All photos by Aaron Canipe Southern Pines | All photos by Aaron Canipe

Artist: Aaron Canipe

Project: Plateau

Description: The series Plateau by Aaron Canipe examines North Carolina’s Piedmont region. Inspiration for the series comes from Thomas Wolfe’s novella The Lost Boy: “ . . . the earth’s pivot, the granite core of changelessness, the eternal place where all things came and passed, and yet abode forever and would never change.”

Aaron Canipe was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He earned his MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. He helped co-found the publishing imprint Empty Stretch, and his work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jeff currently teaches photography at Coastal Carolina University. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.