The face of the water, in all its states, is as mysterious as a human face.
It reveals as much as it can hide.
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Landscape is a term associated with visual and emotional perceptions of a people’s land. Therefore it reflects the current disposition of a particular culture.
I wonder, now that more than half of Toronto’s population is born abroad, what the odds are that Canadians can comprehend the full scale of the Canadian landmass through our collective consciousness. Can we sustain this awareness with everything it would entail?
Watching the surface of water is quite captivating experience, like watching a human face that can reveal as much as it can hide.
The water’s edge is a place we choose to reflect upon our affiliation with nature.
As the borderline between liquid, solid, and transparent states, a shoreline is also the embodiment of the transition between the inanimate world and the world alive. As a stepping stone in life’s evolutionary history, it’s still a place where one can see life in the making.
A nostalgic trip back to rewrite memories of my long days in a darkroom.
The demands of human life kept reshaping our attitudes towards the natural environment in the history of mankind. In my own experience, I recall the allure of “a cabin in the woods” entrenched in North American culture. It seems like a distant past. Once full of activity, Ontario waterfronts in “cottage country” are now quiet and deprived of children’s laughter. Once busy summer camps are closed, and most lodges farther north are out of business. The sky above is crisscrossed with jet vapor trails, pointing to all-inclusive destinations.
The change of human attitude towards natural environment is exemplified by restoration efforts of the Niagara Escarpment and Carolinian Forest in Dundas Valley. I feel privileged having a chance to document this progress of their revitalization.