Sleeping Places, Newfoundland 1982
medium: a sequence of 25 black & white
photographic prints, selenium-toned silver prints
dimensions: image size each 10 ½ x 15 ½ inches (27 x 39
cm); framed 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm).
installed dimensions: 8 feet 6 inches high (from floor) x 14 feet
4 inches wide (259 x 437 cm).
collection: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s.
This is one of the most intimate projects about meeting the land that I
have ever done, although some others have been done with the same
sentiment. This series was completed during the two months of my
journey around the island of Newfoundland. It shows my imprint on parts
of the island's landscape in the course of a season. The land has a
When I slept on the barrens, that is to say in the middle of nowhere,
it became a place. Of course Newfoundland is more than a green and
yielding land. One time there was a gale of wind which kept me awake
all night. In the morning the landowner was passing by and, seeing me
photographing the ground where I had been, said, "You're not going to
see the wind."
Marlene Creates, 1982