/Kristine Thoreson — Rural Roots
This photographic blog project explores the idea of blurred boundaries and reflects the nature of my own identity as the product of both rural and urban influences. Restless and sometimes fearful in the city, yet overwhelmed by feelings of isolation in rural areas, I often feel unsettled in my own hometown. This past spring, I repeatedly traveled to the “borderlands” of Calgary to explore regions where rural and urban living seem to overlap. With this project, my goal is to inspire conversation around the idea of borderlands in Calgary and elsewhere, and to invite conversation about notions of identity, roots and “home.”
Kristine Thoreson is a photography-based visual artist and post-secondary instructor based in Calgary, Alberta. As a Western Canadian artist her work is about constructing and deconstructing narratives of personal and cultural identity, and exploring emotional attachments to place.