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ROCKS & STARDUST

ROCHES ET POUSSIÈRES D'ÉTOILES


A background in architecture, design and publishing has enabled curator Peter Geldart to create this museum exhibit in cooperation with the federal department of Natural Resources Canada, Prof. Hubert Reeves, astrophysicist, and others. In particular he has photographed nature in the Gatineau Park in Québec near Ottawa, Canada along various themes for many years and recently sought, in the spirit of his great great uncle George Dawson, geologist and explorer, to portray the rocks along the Parkway, wooded trails and escarpments.

I wanted to bring alive the fascinating colours and patterns of rocks and relate this to ideas in geology and astrophysics (the cosmic origin of the elements). In this way a millennium project called Portrait of the Inanimate evolved, in cooperation with others, into the present exhibit.

Peter Geldart with camera in Laurentians

Faciné par le Parc de la Gatineau,  Peter Geldart photographie depuis plusiers années ses attraits naturels. Récemment, il s'est intéressé à ses rochers, ses sentiers boisés et ses falaises (comme son ancêtre G.M.Dawson).

<<Je voulais lire les couleurs envoutantes des rochers et ses patrons aux sciences de la géologie et l'astrophysique, donc, à l'origine des éléments. De cette idée et depuis le tournant du millénaire, un projet intitulé Portrait de l'inanimé a évolué en cette exposition.>> 

Peter Geldart with camera in Laurentians