What began as a simple “girls weekend” at a cabin on the McKenzie River became a love affair with a tiny half-mile nature walk at the Delta Campground. Time and again, Sandi T. O’Brien would return to this small treasure, armed with her camera, to photograph its seasonal beauty, until September 2020. Sandi T. O’Brien — In Memoriam, After the Holiday Farm Fire is the photographer’s love note to the area. She returned in January of 2021 to photograph the haunting, charred images. “I was afraid of what I would find when we went to Delta Campground,” she writes in her artist statement. “My fears were confirmed. These are all of the photos that I could manage before sadly turning back to the car to go home.” O’Brien will return this spring, this time to photograph the renewal of Delta Campground.
Sandi T. O’Brien — In Memoriam, After the Holiday Farm Fire is at The O’Brien Photo Gallery through April 15. The gallery is located at 2833 Willamette Street, Ste. B, and it is open weekdays 1 pm to 5 pm. Call ahead at 541-729-3572 to make sure the gallery is open. Fifty percent of sales will go to relief efforts for the people of Ukraine.