Imprismed
An illustration series
Coming home to Canada, I retouched nature.

Working hard away in Asia for more than an year, nature became minimal and ignored. Aside from going to the office, lifestyle consisted of outings to a mall, a theatre or a restaurant, but never to a park, a lake nor a mountain. I felt imprisoned in a city.

One weekend in Shenzhen, China, I decided to visit the forgotten ocean. I took the subway and rode on a line that went along the coast. Every second stop I'd get out to see if I could spot the rolling sea. That day, I saw no ocean nor sea, even at stations with names roughly translated as "World on the Sea", "Sea Moon" or "Rear Sea", water was not in sight.
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