Newfoundland Project Terra Nova Suite, 1981-2006
The Newfoundland and Labrador Project began upon Holownia’s first visit to Newfoundland and has continued to the present. This series in particular represents the intersection of his artistic interests of the last two decades. The social and environmental history of Newfoundland is fertile ground for explorations of the interactions of people and the landscape over time. Although the rocks and crags of the city of St. John's landscape first attracted Holownia, its distinctive architecture became the main subject. His frontal photographic style flattens the visual field and highlights the different layers of urban activity, giving us a sense of St. John's rugged and eclectic topography.