A three-week trip to Iceland and Greenland earlier in the year left Fraser Valley photographer Fiona Howarth knowing it was impossible to capture what she saw and felt.
The results from her photographic adventure, called Sublimity: Iceland and Greenland are at the Fort Gallery until Sept. 8 with the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m., Aug. 23.
Having longed for such a trip for many years, the photographic results are departure from Howarth's usual style.
"Most of my work focuses on man's interaction with the landscape and the passage of time with many of my projects taking years to develop and execute," Howarth said.
"This project is about the timelessness of two countries and the beauty of untouched nature that has not been exploited for human gain. Instead the people who inhabit Iceland and Greenland seem to be very much at the whim of their surroundings."
Travelling alone, Howarth described the experience as one that delivered new insight into herself as well as her art.
Although an award winning photographer, Howarth found she was "incapable of photographing [the countries and the landscape] in a meaningful way."
She had planned to focus on her art, but soon found the photography could never be enough, "the photography would not be able to capture half of what was before me to showcase to others."
See the images Fiona captured in her three week solo adventure at the Fort Gallery at 9048 Glover Rd., noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
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