Snow 1 Etienne Labbe
- Chromogenic Print on Dibond with Plexiglass
- 24 × 60 inches
60.96 × 152.4 cm
An inky sky streaked blue-black at the horizon cuts the five feet long image in two lengthways and presses down on a brilliant white ground in this five feet long photograph. This depiction of an abstracted, wintry landscape was created using time lapse photography while the photographer was moving. Labbe's large format chromogenic prints are on archival paper, mounted on dibond (an aluminum composite panel) and faced cleanly with plexiglas. A stainless steel channel is mounted to the work on the back for easy installation. Each print is unique. Labbe only makes 3 variations (cropped in different proportion) from each photograph. Québec born Etienne Labbé trained as a molecular biologist in Montréal and Toronto. As an artist he has worked in several mediums – sculpture, watercolour, mixed media and photography. His work consists of rapidly shifting explorations of scale, colour, light and mood. Movement is used as a creative and transformative force by which ordinary landscapes are altered. Labbé’s work is held in several private collections across Canada.