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“Four years ago, I was leav­ing for the air­port af­ter say­ing good­bye to my mother. She was dy­ing of can­cer. On the long drive across the Al­berta prairie, I found my­self dis­tracted by flap­ping rem­nants of plas­tic bags, caught in barbed-wire fences that lined the ditches. Whipped vi­o­lently by the wind, they were left shred­ded and lac­er­ated, but trapped none­the­less in the no man’s land of bound­ary fences, nei­ther here nor there. Think­ing about mor­tal­ity, pain and death in the con­text of my mother’s ter­mi­nal ill­ness, th­ese for­got­ten shreds of plas­tic took on a deeper sig­nif­i­cance. Snag.”

Snag. 23rd Street NW, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada, 2015

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