Of breath and water

Grahame Lynch

This ongoing series, using cyanotype and silver-based photographic processes, presents rain-soaked and snow-covered self-portraits alongside fragmented depictions of waves and stormy skies that promise a deluge.  They can be interpreted as elements of endless internal dialogues, chaotic yet willfully quiet moments, or as a metaphorical experience of drowning.  For the artist, they evoke feelings of panic and hint at efforts to quell situations that are not wholly apparent in the images.

Grahame Lynch is a Stratford-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose body of work is rooted in lifelong conditions of visual disability.  His work often encourages audiences to engage in ways that challenge their own visual and spatial perceptions, as well as their emotional connections to sight.


Gallery Stratford would like to honour the ancestral guardians of this land and its waterways: the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Neutral people.