photographic works > Broken Horizons

Banff Skies
photographic print
2013
Sky Edge 
40"x45"
photographic print
2013
Chance Encounter
c-print
2013
Greatest Lake No. 2
photographic print
2014
The Greatest Lake No. 1
photographic print
2013
Greatest Lake No. 3
photographic print
2014
Grass Study (fall grasses)
photographic print
2014
Branch Study (fall branch)
photographic print
2014
Branch and Canopy Studay
photographic print
2014
Loose Leaves: Strings
photographic print
2014
Loose Leaves : Golden Boy
photographic print
2014
Loose Leaves: Shoulder Season
photographic print
2014
Canopy
photographic print
2013
Loose Leaves: Beausoleil
photographic print
2013
Beausoleil Grass
c-print
22x30"
2014
$800
Cedar Study
photographic print
2014
Louise Louise
photographic print
2014
Sugar Grove
photographic print
2013
Beausoleit Shore
photographic print
2014
Fog to Cloud
photographic print
2012
Three Ridges
photographic print
2013
Six Ridges
photographic print
2014
Jagged Ridges
photographic print
12 x 28
2013

Using the manipulation of photographic raw materials, Comber physically rearranges imagery to create new visual constructions of her surroundings. Her experiences and reflections are documented, printed and then re-photographed into new compositions addressing themes such as the mystery and intricacies of the wilderness and the natural environments that connects and surrounds us. The act of interpreting space allows Comber’s aesthetic to unravel like a mysterious new dimension where the landscape acts out of the binds of reality. This exploration has resulted in images charged with the physical tension of constructed hand cut edges uniting a collision of mismatched visual fields.

Setting aside her training in high quality printing Comber developed this project which embraced darkroom work-prints, low-level consumer products and expired materials to explore the two dimensionality of the printed object through edges and flaws. Working with these physical documents gives her a flexible medium with which to examine her relationship with her documented experiences. The project also created space to celebrate and play with the dying analog perimeters of the medium as well as explore the document’s pretense of truth and how it relates to the construction of our reality.


This project was generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.