After a 12-year separation from her father, Josee Schryer returned to Grenville-sur-la-Rouge with a daughter that he had never met and a deep longing for the landscape of her childhood. Through the uncomfortable weight of their past mistakes and decisions, the artist and her father reconnect.

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

They share a similar respect for the place, they find words to fill the awkward silence. They share meals while he talks about the animals he’s seen lurking around the family land, the gossip of the village and the stories she has missed being away. And, slowly, the distance between the two dissipates. Meanwhile, life in the forest has its own ways of reminding us of the natural order of things: life, death and the skins we leave behind.

 

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

© Josee Schryer, 20,5 x 24,5 cm, 72 pages, hardcover clothbound with silksreen print, selfpublished, edition of 50 copies, 2015

More info:

Get a copy here

Josee Schryer

Please note: all images and texts are protected by Copyright and belong to the Artist.