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And perhaps in me someone very old still hears the living sound of wood
Camouflage (Hulinhjįlmsteinn)
The Horticulturalists
Leaving Town
The Road North
Camouflage
The Forest of No Return /
The Homecoming
Experiment in Landscape
My Banff
Book of Dreams
Dream Lab
Dream Log
Vestur + Icelander
Saturday Mornings, The Diner
You Will Want to Come Back
Culls
Photo Tarot
Wonder Woman
 
Commissions and
Public Art Projects
 
 
Leaving Town
Artist Statement and Project Description

2013 – 2015


I am an interdisciplinary artist focussing in photography, who creates project-based artworks relating to place. History, traces and loss influence how I make artwork .

Banff is a transient place. It is a beautiful, yet expensive place to make a life. Professional work outside the service industry is limited and zero percent vacancy can make it hard to even find a place to live. Because of this, there is an inherent tension in living here. A constant ebb and flow of people and lives. It can be a challenge to remain open to making new friends.

A life in the arts is also fluid. Creative practitioners often need to be open to moving places for projects, work or continuing education. Each of the portraits in this series shows a person who is either an artist, a curator, or involved in a creative field. They represent a small selection of the talented people I met while working at The Banff Centre.

Each portrait was photographed the day (or in the days before) the person left this place. We discussed the location they wanted to be photographed, and each image was made with a 4"x5" view camera.

The character of this place is the constant change of friends and acquaintances. I knew I would be the last portrait in this series, but it didn't make it any less difficult when the day came. It was a turning point. This series is both a document of the people I have known who once lived in Banff, and a record of my own departure.

 
 
 
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