Friday Fry Up: Brian Merriam

08.03.18

‘Ancient Medicine’ is a series about a descent into geologic time as a means of dealing with personal trauma. Days after my fathers suicide i found myself standing on a glacier in Alaska. It was there, in the presence of something with an existence so far outside of our human timescale, that i first felt any relief. I spent the next year traveling to and photographing places of extraordinary geologic evidence. In the processes of sedimentation and erosion, glaciation and volcanism i saw a mirror to what i was feeling inside myself, and through my journey i began to heal.  ‘Ancient Medicine’ is the result of this journey, a visual document of my personal healing process.

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