Corin Ford Forrester – YMCA Balsillie Branch Peterborough 2022


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Title: Arboreal Observations

YMCA Balsillie Family Branch
123 Aylmer Street South
Phone (705) 748 9642

Mon to Fri 6 am to 9 pm
Sat & Sun 8 am to 5:30 pm

Corin Ford Forrester


Event - Meet the Photographer
Wed April 6, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Tues April 19, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed April 20, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Corin Ford Forrester

Arboreal Observations

Artist Statement

Encouraging reflection on the beauty and significance of the natural world is central to my art. Photographing nature and landscapes can be very meditative. It calms my busy mind and provides me with the raw materials and inspiration for integrating multiple images into new artworks.

In the series Arboreal Observations, I present layered views of natural textures such as tree bark, leaves, trees and branches. The blended images create unexpected juxtapositions and new patterns, encouraging a closer examination.

The word observe comes from the latin observare, meaning to watch, regard, note, or heed, but also to guard. I love the idea that if we truly observe the natural world that we will strive to protect it.

Forests have many functions. They support biodiversity, provide resources and recreation, filter pollutants, preserve soils to reduce flooding and store carbon to mitigate climate change. They also have great cultural and spiritual significance.

I hope that my images offer an opportunity to notice the delicate details found in arboreal spaces and to expand appreciation for the exquisite world around us.


Corin completed the Photo Arts Program at Haliburton School of the Arts in 2007. She also has a degree in Microbiology from the University of Guelph.

Since graduation she has exhibited and sold her photographs in festivals such as The Buckhorn Festival of the Arts and SPARK Photo Festival. She has showed work at The Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto. Her work has also been juried into The Art Gallery of Peterborough's Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour.

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