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Lorraine Gilbert

Fallen Snags, Invermere, British Columbia
From the series “Composite Panoramic Landscapes,” “Shaping the New Forest” project

Artist

Lorraine Gilbert
Born in Metz, France, in 1955

Title

Fallen Snags, Invermere, British Columbia
From the series “Composite Panoramic Landscapes,” “Shaping the New Forest” project

Date

1989-1993, print 2013

Materials

2 ink-jet prints

Dimensions

61.3 x 76.9 cm (each)

Credits

Anonymous gift, inv. 2017.333.1-2

Collection

Graphic Arts

Studies in biology and forestry shaped Lorraine Gilbert’s vision of the land, but it was her experience as a tree planter in British Columbia that instigated her artistic practice and social activism: “Within the flow of thought, I always remained aware of the forest that once stood on the land surrounding me. Working in the clear-cut, to the treeline and back, again and again, I was constantly time travelling, crossing the threshold between worlds, visiting the once-living forest, now decimated by the logging companies, and I couldn’t help but think about the heartless destruction of the environment in the name of monetary profit.”

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