Corinne Flaws - Arbutus Elixir - March 21 - April 8, 2024

The current exhibition features a series of 14 abstract photos of the Arbutus Trees at Malaspina and Drumbeg on Gabriola Island. The images were created in camera using intentional camera movement and multiple exposure

Exhibition runs: March 21 - April 8, 2023 Tues-Sat 10-4pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday March 24, 2023. 6-8pm

Based on an ancient myth the goddesses of love, Aphrodite and Venus, loved the Arbutus Trees. They have teamed together to walk you through these sumptuous trees, feeding you their love potion made from the intoxicating berries, inducing you to fall in love with them. As you walk though the forest with them, you find yourself feeling the effects of the berries and the visions of the trees become more blurry and psychedelic, until you can hardly distinguish that you are looking at trees at all. I fell in love with the Arbutus tree the first time I saw them (and I didn’t even taste the berries) so when I learned some new photographic techniques to make abstract photos I focused on the arbutus as my primary subject matter to create this series of photos. The intentional camera movement creates an element of movement in the photos and the multiple exposure process causes the colours in the photo to blend together to enrich the tones and vibrance. - Corinne Flaws

Corinne Flaws is an artist and photographer from Gabriola Island. Her passion is learning new ideas and techniques and applying them to her visual art. This art photography technique allows her to blend of her two passions into a new type of visual art.