PICTURING POWER #1: Wherein one surreptitiously performs reconnaissance to collect views and freeze points of view to be reflective of one’s own kind
Yee I-Lann, 2013 Giclée print on Hahemüle photo rag ultra smooth fine are, 310 GSM 100% cotton rag paper 25 X 71 INCHES (63 X 180 CM)
It is the experience of paddling on still and quiet nights, the sky clear and the moon yet to rise that moved me to create this work. The mirror like surface of the water reflects the stars and I am given the sensation of moving myself through them. As the moon rises the small ripples from my paddle and canoe cutting through the water send the reflected light dancing across its surface. It is in these moments that I feel myself in intimate conversation with my environment. Not simply a creature living in this world but a part of its very nature; the earth, air, water and light living around me, within me and through me. In this project I attempt to make visible the silent language of this conversation.