FLECK FINE ART EXHIBITION
"Barachois Texture 1" by CELIA MOASE
Visiting the secret Barachois Beach on Prince Edward Island, my eyes gaze for things that pull me inward. The strong winds, making large waves in the ocean and whipping my hair make me want to be low and still. I look down. The ever-changing canvas of sand is sculpt by the wind, footsteps, animals and the ocean. I find this view mesmerizing and comforting. With its various shapes to explore, I am incorporating myself into the present moment.
Medium format film photograph, 2016
30 x 30 inch archival print
Framed full bleed in white with anti-reflective glass
Celia Moase Artist Statement:
My work explores how slowness and presence lend to a greater awe in our world. For my practice, I visit nature while moving with mindfulness. This allows me to magnify small, overlooked areas into whole worlds within my frame. Shooting with film requires patience and observation to create my final pieces. In standing in front of these worlds, I incite awe and a new curiosity of the world we live in. Living in the present reduces anxiety and depression, which is at an all time high in our society. My latest series Moss Girls // New Landscapes speaks to this concept. I combine my film images of moss and landscapes around North America to compose new worlds. The familiar yet abstract pieces provide new perspectives and feed new ideas. Created during week 10 of COVID isolation, these pieces help inspire our new world. I continue to explore being present and mindful in my own life and allow it to intertwine with my practice.