Rob Licht
Flow
2016
Archival inkjet print
13.5 x 20"
This digital photograph documents my action at a creek in winter.

I began this series during a period when I was undergoing a series of cardiac tests. Although my symptoms would prove to be benign, my doctors had me thinking the worst. To relieve my anxiety, I sought out refuge in the creeks and woods I like to explore. Instinctively, I began to throw surveyors tape in the creek and used long exposures to capture the flow of the water. The photographs, with their dark, fuzzy details, reminded me of the diagnostic images of my heart. Like the dyes used in those to show the flow of blood, the leaves and surveyors tape serve to illustrate the life forces that are felt but not always seen.
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