Cover Image by Olivia Ashbee
“This photograph was taken on a beautiful October day at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary in Victoria, BC. A silhouette uses light and shadow to represent space and matter in the language of shape. When I took this photo, I was struck by the beautiful simplicity of the branch and leaf against a blue sky, by the palpable presence of loss and absence – its imperfect geometry – and by the composite resilience of living with and without.”
Olivia Ashbee lives, works, struggles, plays, and chases butterflies in and around Victoria BC, Coast Salish territories. S/he enjoys photography as a means to remember, honour and communicate lessons learned through an ongoing commitment to ally with the non-human living world.