THE FLOW THROUGH WANAKENA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL MANDOLFO
The Flow Through Wanakena is a series of abstract photographs that explore natural patterns of the water surface found in the flow from the Oswegatchie River to Cranberry Lake.
These images were made in August 2018 during a one-week period, full frame in the camera without the use of double exposure or cropping.
Prints were made on an Epson Stylus Pro 4880 printer using archival ink and paper.
With this exhibit, I invite the viewer to reflect on how the flow affects our lives, both spiritually and physically.
The connections that we share with the water and with nature in general.
What it says to us, where it takes our thoughts.
The silence or sounds that come to mind, memories that it evokes.
Sharing feelings and stories about the flow is an important part of this project. Feel free to write your stories and leave them for others to read.
A second presentation of this work, incorporating viewer writings, is scheduled for summer of 2019.
I would like to thank Nolan Fedorow for his expertise and encouragement with this project. I would also like to thank all the folks at Otto’s Abode for creating a venue that is supportive to artists and an atmosphere that enriches lives through art.