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Brian Howel: Burnt Forest, 2015
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Brian Howel: Burnt Forest
August 6 - September 6, 2015

Winsor Gallery is pleased to announce the significant and impacting forest fire Series from Vancouver photographer, Brian Howell. These photographs were made in the winter of 2014-2015 from Howell’s travels in Thompson region, British Columbia. This charred forest was destroyed in a fire in 2003.
Mr. Howell shows the trees as an isolated community; bent, broken and devastated by the ravages of nature’s thinning process. In each landscape one is drawn to the individuality of each tree and broken limb anchored by the antithesis of the burn—the snow. The snow blankets, surrounds and provides a dramatic but calming contrast to the stark patterns of blackened trees emerging from the snow covered mountainside.