Rich Rollins Photography
This Vermont landscape is a landscape in transition. It reflects its past life through the remnants and remains of what was once a strong American industry covering an enormous open area. That legacy is now strewn across a space which nature relentlessly attempts to reclaim, that which was once solely its own. There are still small areas of commerce on the property but one equally sees signs of a paintball battlefield, teen party places, cyclo-cross trails, artistic stages, summer swimming quarries and out of the way dumping grounds.
As America continues to outsource industrial production to other countries, will Vermont Marble’s fate and the landscape of change it has engendered become a norm? I have been photographing this site for thirty-six years. It continues to fascinate me as a ghost town of ruins, as a mystery of a life now past and fading and becoming once again a landscape of origin, housing one of memory.