There’s nothing quite like daybreak in a quiet cove on the BC coast, especially when it coincides with low tide.
In the still of early morning, before the water is rippled by breezes, the reflections can be stunning, and you can spot horizontal “totem poles” in the natural shapes mirrored all around the shoreline. The closer you look, the more details you see: creatures, faces and other symmetric shapes typical of – and likely having inspired – West Coast aboriginal art.
I took this photo last summer in Ballet Bay on Nelson Island, on our way home from a two-month exploration of Queen Charlotte Strait. It’s a sneak preview of one of approximately three dozen photos in my solo show, Reflections of the Coast, which opens on Gabriola Island on October 15 (details here).
Not all of the photos include reflections on water (although many do). Still, I think the show title is apt, because each print is accompanied by my written reflections on the experience behind the photo.
All of the photos are presented as plaque-mounted prints. As you might expect, most are of the BC coast, including others from our Queen Charlotte Strait trip as well as the Central and North coast. But they`re not all marine in focus – I’ve also included some of my favorites from our garden, forest and wildlife here on Gabriola, and a few abstracts as well.
If you are able to get to Gabriola between now and November 30, I hope you’ll drop by the see the show.