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Sandbars, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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© Estate of William A. Garnett

William A. Garnett
American, 1966
Cibachrome print
15 3/8 x 20 3/8 in.
2003.77

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Inspired by a cross-country flight in 1945, Garnett learned to fly his own airplane and devoted himself to making aerial pictures of the landscape. His work reveals a beauty and order in the natural environment that cannot be seen from an earthbound perspective. Here he captured a wide expanse of sandbars along Cape Cod, including a white sailboat (at upper right) to ground the nearly abstract image with scale and perspective.