Corin Ford Forrester – Christensen Fine Art
M to F 10 am to 5:30 pm
Sat 10 am to 4 pm
Friday April 6
6 to 9 pm
Photographic artist Corin Ford Forrester studied traditional black and white photography at the Haliburton School of the Arts where she received the highest standing in the Sir Sanford Fleming College Photo Arts Program. She also has a degree in Microbiology from the University of Guelph.
Since 2007 she has exhibited and sold her composite photographs in festivals and galleries in the Kawarthas, where she is based, and in Toronto, & Ottawa. Her work was included in the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s 2012 Triennial Exhibition. She was an Artist In Residence in 2014 at Quetico Provincial Park near Thunderbay Ontario. The Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto exhibited her work in 2015. Corin was pleased to show work in the SPARK juried exhibition in 2017.
Taking photographs is only the first step in Corin’s art process. She has a passion for integrating multiple photos to create new images that encourage reflection on the beauty and sacredness of the natural world. In her most recent work she creates geometric patterns and shapes digitally. Areas are then filled with photographic textures, such as stone and water, carefully considering colour, design, lighting and symmetry. Finished pieces resemble stained glass, mandalas and traditional symbols that have been used for centuries by different cultures. Such icons have been used as a spiritual guide or aid during meditation. Corin’s work provides a conduit for viewing our planet’s complex ecology with respect and its beauty with reverence