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Gold 2020 Nature / Seasons

White Horses: Covid Dreams

  • Photographer
    Mieke Douglas

The emotions of lockdown come and go, ebb and flow: disquieting and sometimes extreme; often softly cocooned in a safe quarantine bubble. I am having unusually vivid dreams. I am not the only one. It can be hard to separate the dreams from reality. The world was in lockdown, but Spring and Summer still came as they always have. I have never enjoyed watching the Seasons unfold so much. I find some comfort in slowing down and surrendering to the unstoppable progression of Nature. There is a stillness to be found in yielding to her rhythms and just accepting their power.

Mieke is a Dutch and Canadian Fine Art Photographer, living in London. Her practice challenges our ambivalence to the natural world, by playing with distance and scale. She strips down the unnecessary and focuses on simple lines and moments of movement and stillness. Her work moves between fact and fiction and challenges the boundaries of photography and art. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She has just had her first Solo Show, ‘STILL”.