Snowstorm

State of Migration (Newfoundland)

 

2008

Burned paper, masking tape, incandescent light.

82" x 82"

 

I spent the winter of 2007 in Banff Alberta waiting for a snowstorm. I wanted to shoot a film driving my car at night in the middle of a snowstorm. It never happened. It never snowed.

 

I was looking for one of the archetypal Canadian experiences, driving into a snowstorm at night - a vortex of illuminated snowflakes - zooming towards you in impossible curves with your hands holding the steering wheel so tight your knuckles turn white.

 

While I was waiting I made this piece instead.

 

The materials , the rhythm of the piece's kinetic elements, the warm glow all inspire calm and make one patient while waiting for the storm.

 
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