"Even after all these years, he does not slow down and coast on his accomplishments. That's the story I want to tell," writes author Richard Margolis regarding his book about one. amazing. man: Grindstone Island's favorite son, sculptor Will Salisbury.
This book boasts 165 photographs and 14 essays about Will Salisbury, the beloved artist, recently passed in 2022 but leaving a legacy regionally celebrated with admirers and collectors far and wide. Margolis' pursuit to honor the sculptor's brilliant pieces with his own photography mastery, takes this book's readers to a haven of artistry extending far beyond any boundaries our beloved River can flow. Additionally gracing its readers between the covers, is a collection of priceless encounters with Salisbury by friends, collectors and fellow artists. This book's pairing of visually inspirational photos and verbally aspirational experiences with the sculptor, is an ultimate, intimate homage to a man whose Thousand Islands will remember him long after each sunset.
The book is available at the Thousand Islands Arts Center and from the author himself.
A link to Will Salisbury's obituary is here: https://www.wwnytv.com/2022/08/11/william-l-salisbury-72-omar-grindstone-island/
About the Author:
Richard Margolis, Rochester photographer and summer resident at TI Park says he moved to Rochester 50 years ago for the MFA program at RIT. He taught for ten years, did commercial and architectural photography, was a founding member of Photo Archives Belong in Rochester (PABIR) that campaigned successfully to keep the Eastman House photographic collection in Rochester. He also helped create Rochester's ARTWalk, and the 2nd Saturdays Open Houses for Anderson Alley Artists that grew into Rochester's First Fridays.
Richard and his wife Sherry, began spending summers on Wellesley island when their children were little and fell in love with the area. Thousand Islanders will recognize his poster BOATHOUSES ON THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER.