When the Sun Crosses the Line that Wind Will Rule the Weather

In the fall of 2009, I spent two months in Newfoundland creating When the Sun Crosses the Line that Wind Will Rule the Weather. The project consists of large-scale photographs responding to folklore, the environment, and my interactions with the elemental island, a series of portraits of Newfoundland women based on William Gosse’s painting of Shanawdithit (the last member of the Beothuk tribe), and a 16mm film juxtaposing the extinction of the Beothuk with the Cod Moratorium.  When the Sun Crosses the Line that Wind Will Rule the Weather explores and reinterprets the island of Newfoundland, using it to speak of larger concerns such as the relationship between environment, culture and settlement.

Zephyr of the Bay, 48x63in, C-Print, 2009

Trees for the Wind, 40x50in, C-Print, 2009

Trees for the Wind, 40x50in, C-Print, 2009

Ladies Lookout, 40x50in each, C-Prints, 2009

I, Too, Have Lost Lovers by Way of this Sea, 48x60in, C-Print, 2009

Oh Buena Vista, 40x50in, C-Print, 2009

Bell Island, 48x63in, C-Print, 2009

After Shanawdithit, 5x7in, Pigment Print, 2009

Installation Views, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, 2010

When the Sun Crosses the Line that Wind Will Rule the Weather, 16mm film transferred to HD video, 8 minutes 17 seconds, 2010