The changing shore

February 17, 2007

There’s an interesting little art exhibition currently showing at Ottawa’s City Hall art gallery by a linoleum print maker called Carol Rowland-Ulmann. In her prints she tries to show the juxtaposition of mankind and nature: how human beings make an imprint on the landscape (specifically the landscape along the the St Lawrence River between Cornwall and Prescott in eastern Ontario) and the way nature reasserts itself and tries to reclaim it:

We de-forest, dam, dike, dredge and berm major rivers for power and transportation, but time passes, vegetation re-establishes itself, and the casual observer becomes unaware of man’s imprint on the land.

This artist is not a casual observer but a meticulous one. Click here and you’ll see a good example of her work. You have to move the scroll bar along in order to see the whole picture which is too long and thin to show you on this blog page.

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