I am continuing to explore Edward Burtynsky’s present-day exhibit, Encounters, featured at the Glenbow Art Gallery, one photgraph at a time. A tremendous puppeteer and artist in his own right, Ronnie Burkett selected Burtynsky’s photograph, Temagami #18, Abandoned Iron Ore Mines, Sherman Mines, Ontario1991.
This photograph is a part of Glenbow’s permanent collection. Again, I am no stranger to Temagami and that part of the world, so this image feels personal. The very small image that I am able to include here does not give justice to the overall message in Burkett’s narrative. His message feels very optimistic and views the setting of Burtynsky’s image as just that, a set…he envisions the space as a theatrical environment…a stage backdrop and delivers an amazing description of the space.