Collagraph Print 11x24 - hung at descending levels, set of 6 utilizing a customized soy-based carbon ink.
Record breaking warm Februaries and increasingly rising riverbanks have further driven a climate-oriented gaze, particularly within Forlorn’s curiosity. Yet this shift in focus has not left New Brunswick’s quiet history, rather, many of the communities which had initially drew my interest happened to sit directly within flooded zones. If Forlorn’s tale was to be one of examination upon the unspoken places, then it seemed fitting to speak to their current affairs before they too fell forgotten. This flooding is an obvious reflection of New Brunswick’s settlement structure favoring previously inhabited river ways so as to serve expansion, but also an account to the intricacies of a modernized Canada. Prepare examines this complexity through a mobile home upon stilts situated within Maugerville (p… Major-ville), a farming community increasingly scared by spring freshets which have sent residents preparing perhaps vainly or ingeniously for inevitable floods. Additionally, the intaglio ink utilized in these collagraphs was fashioned in cooperation with Carbon Upcycling Technologies wherein captured carbon is ground into powderized nano cards suitable for new industrial needs. This is not a heed to prepare, but the admission that we already are.
Forlorn is a series of printed works detailing the forgotten, abandoned, and questionable areas of New Brunswick. Forlorn has been funded by ArtsNB and the Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation grants.
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