September 1, 2008

T. Ellen Sollod

Filed under Project Gallery | by Tyler Boley @ 12:28 pm
Lake Washington Palimpsest: Montlake Cut © T. Ellen Sollod

Lake Washington Palimpsest: Montlake Cut © T. Ellen Sollod

Ellen Sollod brought me this very unique and evolving project. Her description- “The 1917 completion of the Hiram Chittendam Locks and the Montlake Cut dramatically altered Lake Washington. Shorelines were created; the Black River disappeared; routinely flooded places became dry and dry places, wet. Over the last year, I began researching this transformation, fascinated by the impact of man on the landscape. Like a palimpsest, the lake and wetlands were partially removed to make room for another text. Today, wetlands are reclaiming some of those areas and returning them to their earlier form. In others, man’s encroachment remains.”

Lake Washington Palimpsest: Black River © T. Ellen Sollod

Lake Washington Palimpsest: Black River © T. Ellen Sollod

The prints are full Iris size sheets with an approximate 29″x38″ image size, on Photo Rag with a subtle warm highlight to cool selenium shadow split. We drum scan her 4×5 Polaroid T55 pinhole camera negatives.

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