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Wendy Kwan
fiber based silver gelatin
edition of 3

I am often asked about the subject matter of this photograph. I hesitate in my answer as though I am pleased with the final results, the source is truly quite icky. We live very near Vancouver’s only cemetery, Mountain View. That in itself is not icky, in fact it is a wonderful place for photographic explorations. On this particular day, after weeks of rain, the water table had risen to the point that the roads within the cemetery were flooded in many spots. In one section the chemicals and fertilizers used to maintain the grass had also leached out, creating florescent lime green swirls in the water. So although a little nasty to think about, it was definitely worth a journey into abstraction. I made a quick trip home and back, returning with my camera and 50mm macro lens.

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Series Keywords: Chasing Light Stranger and Beyond

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