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I Want To See What She’s Seeing

NAC Underpass by Abigail Gossage

I love to be surprised by a work of art, and Abigail Gossage’s photograph of the NAC underpass did just that when I stumbled upon it on the artist’s website.

“Wow,” I said. “I want to see what she is seeing.”

Having taken strolls along the National Arts Centre stretch of the Rideau Canal, I knew exactly where Gossage stood when she snapped her shot. My memory, however, recalled only a cold concrete tunnel − not the visually rich and engaging composition of light and shadow, curves and lines, textures and patterns, that the artist captured.