I'm Sarah, I take a lot of photos and I love sharing them. This blog has some of my photos and some of the art I've done. I'm 20, university student, have amazing friends, family. I also have a link to my regular blog. Enjoy!
by Sarah Reid
I love photobooth for macs.
Country roads of Norfolk
Day 21- weather.
And happy thanksgiving!
Day 20 - something touristy
Totem poles in BC
Day 19 - What I don’t leave the house without…
This is an old picture though I have the same wallet, but i don’t leave without my wallet, phone, keys, a pen, paper, chapstick and my student ID.
So, I’m an Art History student, and recently in my Canadian Art class, we had to do a creative writing assignment, and I thought I’d share it, since I got a good mark. So hopefully you take the time to read it!
Camille is a young woman who is very adamant about the environment and loves to help out where ever she can in her community. Through her life, she has been the one in her high school and university helping get the word out about global warming, the importance on recycling and the fact that if you do the simplest tasks you can help the environment in a great way, and make it better for future generations.
Prior to going an Ed Burtynsky exhibition, Camille had no understanding about the dangers of tailing ponds or really mining in general. Her mother always had lectured her and emphasized the importance of being a good citizen, always taught her that recycling and helping the environment mattered and that it would count for something one day. While growing up in a small town, it was never completely understood that there were bigger things going on in the world except the importance of recycling, and the fact that landfill sights were getting out of hand year by year and that the amount of garbage being produced was at a disgustingly high rate. Upon moving out to attend university in Ottawa, she slowly found out that there were a lot of things that she could do within her new community and possibly get involved at a new and higher level. She now could also attend all the protests she ever wanted, and engage herself in new opportunities and expand her knowledge on the environment and what she could do to help.
For someone just coming out of high school, Camille never really realized how powerful an image or photograph could be, or how it could affect someone so heavily. Sure she knew the importance of social media in order to get the word out there, like if there’s a protest or some event, it’s likely going to be on Twitter or Facebook, she’ll get that notification and go, but just some everyday images, aren’t going to just affect you or engage you. This was all changed when her and her roommate went to an Ed Burtynsky exhibit, and she realized that images of our earth and some of the hazards that are around us could affect you in ways you cannot imagine.
Ed Burtynsky, had an entire photo set of photographs of the nickel tailings in Sudbury from 1996, which had all these vibrant and muted colours working together to form a beautifully destructive looking image. As Camille stood before this work, she couldn’t help feel anything but moved because of the vivid red-orange tailing that appeared to be rushing through the photograph. The way the photo is compositionally laid out makes the tailing look like it will flow right into your space which had Camille in awe. There was something that captivated her like nothing had before. There was something so different about this work, such as a different environmental issue she had never encountered, and for her she was instantly excited because now it was something new to learn about and get involved with.
This image would be remembered as one of the first great images she was captivated by whist being a first year in university and trying to make good with the world. It also stood for something that she would learn about and mark the beginning of a new chapter within her life, not only for her education, but one of the passions she was pursuing.
Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings no. 34, Sudbury Ontario, 1996.”
Creative Writing Assignment
The one thing I love about being an art history student is that my textbooks are like glorified picture books, with an immense amount of detail to them.