Markers Series

These images are from an extensive indexical work of markings on trees that I have been photographing for the past ten years. The photographs are taken in parks and on private trails throughout Ontario, Quebec, and areas in the northern United States.

The marks include tail blazes, marks placed for the culling of trees, beaver cuttings, marks made by natural elements, and signage. When following the paths, the marks become a point of focus and and a moment of pause, a visual language, a sort of mapping as we move through the landscape. Although I have a number of ideas on how to present this work, it would depend on the venue. Currently these images are a series of grids where the landscape and locations of the markings are reordered.

Chromogenic prints, various installations