Winter's Veil No.2
Black & White Photograph
In his "Winter's Veil" series, Bourret delves into the properties and aesthetics of the Water's Edge. The changing landscape, the effects of current and water volume, light, and temperature all make the river s edge different from day to day. Seasonal progression brings further changes, with winter bringing the growing and changing veil of ice along the bank, increasing until the surface is solid. Even then, the ice changes in shape and transparency on a daily basis, thinning, clearing, cracking, buckling, melting and freezing again, and eventually moving tectonically downstream. These highly abstract images seek to transcend boundaries of formal and scale recognition. Flowing lines and curved forms in the ice are interrupted by spiky, angular forms and layered textures. The seemingly random crystalline forms and structures evoke associations with landforms (aerial photography) and micro-crystalline structures (photomicrography) and leave room for endless possibilities of interpretation. Limited edition pigment print on archival rag paper. Paper size is 17''H x 22''W. Dimensions refer to image size.