I composed this photograph during a fall camping trip with my wife to Killarney Provincial Park, along the shore of Lake Huron (the north shore Georgian Bay, to be exact) in northern Ontario. I was struck by the vibrancy of the Virginia Creeper as it stretched across the surface of the Canadian Shield granite, smoothed and etched by the forces of nature and basking in the warmth of the autumn sun.
I have always been drawn to and fascinated by contrast in art and design. Warm and cold. Soft and hard. Wood paired with metal. This image captures the contrast between the weightless delicacy of the leaves, and the hulking mass of rock; the muted earthy colours of the granite, and the bright red of the foliage transformed by the kiss of an early frost; sunlight and shadow.
Contrasts make life interesting and beautiful.