These creations have gone through a long metamorphosis. While studying photography at the Banff Centre in 1977, I was involved in a climbing accident which resulted in the death of a fellow student and nearly my own. This event strongly informed my life. It also influenced the direction of my artistic focus. Years later I discovered Duncan Lake, a somewhat remote and man-made lake in the Kootenays of British Columbia, that was a boneyard of weathered wood. I began retreating there often, collecting these remnants and working with them. Illuminating them became another step in the transformative process, bringing light to death, and to life.
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