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Things I Have Touched and Left

The photo series "Things I Have Touched and Left" has grown from a pandemic project that started in the west of Iceland (2022) and will end in the east of Iceland (2023). The work looks at touch as both a gesture of intimacy and a symbol of the desire to signal one’s presence in the world through action. The relatively fleeting existence of a single human life sits in strange contrast to the biological and physical impact human living continues to have on this planet. This series of photos grapples with the individual desire to be felt and known as a living, sensing and changing organism when one is at once both everything and nothing to the earth.    

Red Soil
Red Soil

Candace Couse, Red Soil, from Things I Have Touched and Left, 2022-2023

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Moss I
Moss I

Candace Couse, Moss 1, from Things I Have Touched and Left, 2022-2023

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Marine Plant III
Marine Plant III

Candace Couse, Marine Plant III, from Things I Have Touched and Left, 2022-2023

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Red Soil
Red Soil

Candace Couse, Red Soil, from Things I Have Touched and Left, 2022-2023

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