Calgary, AB (Artist Statement)
This child's play pool had been discarded in an old construction staging area behind the University. It was a bizarre spot to find such an innocent toy â€“ amongst downed light poles, smashed concrete and cast-off metal hunks. It felt as though the ghosts of the abandoned children were there too, dusty and lazy and forever trapped in some perfect, blue-bird summer day.
The wind had left crooked sliver moons of sand in the recessions. I made a lot of photographs of the Spring sun falling across the scene, but I like this one the best: there is a progression as the circles rise, a dirtying of something pure. The scratches, the scars and the impurities are all part of life, and what is left over when we are gone.
— Plastic Circles, Sand: Calgary, AB, Canada (2010)
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