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"The Elastic Forest" (parts 1 + 2 ) is intended as one cohesive series....and soon a book. The only people in the series are my wife and her elderly father, so the imagery is personal: the story is of our journey through a hard winter and the return of spring. The photos were taken on Bowen Island (our home on Canada’s west coast), Vancouver, and at my father-in-law’s home further inland. Yet the subjects could be anyone, the settings anywhere, the underlying story familiar to many people.
The series uses a simple central metaphor: loss conveyed by images of felled trees, their dissolution, and finding the means for tending to new growth.