Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Abandoned House, Kifissia, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Acrocornth With New Construction, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Agrili, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Arcadia, Tent Over Temple of Appollo at Bassae, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Athens From the Hill of Muses, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Eleonas, Pholis, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, First House on Pondou, Athens, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Githio & Roman Tombs, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Kolonaki, Athens, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Kouloumi (Mani), Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Meteora Landscape, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Mount Iti From the Roadside Near Herakleia, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Oetian Plain From Mount Kitharian, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Omolioa, Thessaly, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Plataniti, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Poplar Grove, Thessaly, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Valley of Alpheus, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, View to Mistra, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, View to Palamedes Fort, Nauplion, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Statuary Sale, Argiroupoli, Greece, 1988

silver gelatin print

7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Arcadia, Tent Over Temple of Appollo at Bassae, Greece, 1988

digital pigment print

34 x 13.5 in. (86.4 x 34.3 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Monastary of All Saints at Varlam, Meteora, Greece, 1988

digital pigment print

34 x 13.5 in. (86.4 x 34.3 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Valley of the Muses and Mount Helikon, Greece, 1988

digital pigment print

34 x 13.5 in. (86.4 x 34.3 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Greek Classical, Vathia Terraces, Mani, Greece, 1988

digital pigment print

34 x 13.5 in. (86.4 x 34.3 cm)

Thaddeus Holownia explores the intersections of nature and humanity. Specifically, he deals with how humanity changes landscape, how the forces of nature mould human structures, and how the two coexist. His work calls attention to various ecological and political issues that are of growing concern. Holownia's practice uses altered landscapes to convey the precarious relationship between man and nature. To expose these landscapes he returns to a place over years, even decades, and creates a photographic catalogue of the transformation.

As a young artist, Holownia was part of Toronto’s hip and burgeoning art scene. He left Toronto in 1977 for a two-year teaching job at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Professor Holownia became Head of the Photography Department and is now Head of the Fine Arts Department. Enchanted by his surroundings, Holownia remained there and has never returned to living in an urban environment. His move to the Maritimes served to heighten his awareness of deeper moral and spiritual issues that are now the foundations of his ecologically conscious work.