The Earth's Pivot
By Jeff Rich
Artist: Aaron Canipe
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.