Swallows of Misty Wharf
18" x 30" Limited Edition Giclee Print, 2013 (Age 17)
A feeling of exhilaration came over me on the misty morning my family explored the coastal drive between Peggy’s Cove and Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. I couldn’t resist stopping at every little fishing village along the winding road, which meandered around bays and coves with the anticipation of what could be discovered beyond the next curve. Each time I hopped out of the car with my camera in hand, I was accosted by the smell of salty air repugnant with fish and rotting wood. Misty Wharf is a representational place, which is a composite of many similar structures supporting humble little fishing shacks. The mist was gently lifting from the reflective water as the morning sun broke through overcast clouds, sharply illuminating anything in its path. A few Barn Swallows swooped out from their homes below the docks and into the light.