Series of 8 (2017)
- Edition Size : 10 (signed and numbered)
- Image Dimensions : 12 x 8 in (31 x 20 cm)
- Framed Dimensions : 17 x 14 in (43 x 36 cm)
- Frame : Black Gallery-style (1-inch wood)
Tantramar Lines is an ongoing series which presently consists of eight fine art photographic prints. They were taken near Sackville, New Brunswick.
One of my recurring themes is "the evolution of a subject." Typically, this is illustrated via multiple images, created over time and in varying conditions of light and weather. The landscape might serve as the primary subject but, more often, it becomes a backdrop, like a portrait photographer's muslin, for the sky, the hues of light, and the patterns and texture of the clouds. As a monochrome series, I am obviously not as concerned with the colours as I am the tones. The lack of colours helps to emphasize shapes, patterns, and texture, especially in the clouds and swales. The swales, filled with water, snow or ice, form foreground anchors and leading lines, hopefully drawing the viewer through the images. The evolution of the subject is seen in the physical state of the water - liquid, snow, or ice - as well as the clouds.
Much like my ongoing personal project Moncton Sunsets, this series serves as a creative exercise, forcing me to view existing subjects from different perspectives. In turn, this allows me to approach older subjects with newer vision and goals.
The series was initiated in April 2015, when the first two images were created. The second two were created in November 2015, the next two in April 2016, and the two most recent prints were created in April 2017.
Prints can be purchased either framed or unframed, and individually or as a complete set of eight.
The image is printed on acid and lignin-free cotton rag paper using archival pigment inks.
Unframed copies are sold without mat or backing boards. Overall paper size is approximately 1 inch larger on all sides, providing flexibility for mat and framing options.
Framed copies are sold with a one inch black gallery frame. All mat and backing materials are archival quality. The mat opening is slightly larger than the image, leaving the edition number and artist's signature visible. The print is mounted behind UV-protected conservation glass.
Online purchases automatically include a shipping charge. For local purchases, please contact me and I will either direct bill without the shipping fees, or refund the shipping charges once local pickup is confirmed.
This series was made possible, in part, by a Creation Grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb).