photography and words by Martin Côté
The tyranny of nature pushes us to face our inner demons, constantly rubbing shoulders with death, we walk with it the redemptive paths of our feelings, taming it, letting it humiliates us, hides us, forces us to parade anxiously through the appetizing chasm that is our destiny, Mother Nature.
The term Scion can designate, in arboriculture, the development of a young shoot, or in a situation of heredity, a first family generation and even the succession of a throne.
“With Scion I tried to parallel the nature / human relationship by integrating a more or less approached factor, that of emotions. A selection of images spanning ten years, having been saturated with an emotional perspective, on the one hand, that of my environment but also that of our relations with the external world, thus coming to do echo to this theory of sensitive interdependence between these two entities. Without any doubts, we are the descendants of this beauty without malice, but it is probable and also without embarrassment, to wonder if this emotional sensitivity which we enjoy, does not come from this superior force which just
created us.” Scion, far from claiming an answer, wants to be an essay, a scenario, a playful question on the evolution of an omnipresent intelligence.
Photography by Martin Côté
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