Nicole Gelinas

"The series Remnants is simply my discovery of two small beings that were left behind to whither away. Tattered and curled, the moth and the leaf side by side illustrate the end of the cycle of life and the beginning of returning to the earth."

Gelinas shot the series on Polaroid film to illustrate impermanence inherent in the subject matter, echoed by the Polaroid emulsion. Just as the emulsion is changing, aging, bubbling, and discoloring, so too are the moth and leaf with their descent into dust.

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