carole harmon
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Artist Statement | Surrounded Portfolio
Surrounded
In 2009 I began work on a large project, The Edge of the Wild, which witnesses the complex relationship between true wilderness, unpopulated but altered natural areas, and the industrial landscape.

One of the areas I photographed in 2009 is the Flathead River where it crosses the border into the United States. The Flathead River is adjacent to and west of Waterton / Glacier International Peace Park.
It is under threat from mountaintop coal mining proposals and in 2009 the issue of it's precarious environmental status was put before UNESCO by a coalition of Canadian and American environmental groups.

The river flows south from Canada and an abandoned border crossing stands silent witness to deeper political issues of security, resource management and wilderness access.
carole harmon | fine art images