Where are you, Cam Christiansen? Connecting with a photograph!

Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005

Cam Christiansen chose as his ‘encounter’ with Edward Burtynsky’s work, one of my favourites, Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005.  In his narrative, this gifted film maker, draws comparisons between the image and bleached whale bones…he observes how the upper reaches of the ship’s body fragment and break apart, exaggerated by the minimalist sky.  He also looks at the colour palette and sees the similarities between the composition/colour and the traditional works of the West Coast Haida.  I’m so glad for Cam Christiansen’s selection, here.

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