Samantha Persons
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Giovanni D Verrazzano, the first European to leave a detail account of a journey to North America, he labeled this heavily forested land; Acadia, bastardized from the term Arcadia. Arcadia refers to a vision embodying the harmonious relationship to nature, an idyllic place of unspoiled wilderness. In this series of photographs I have culled together a collection of images and photography taken in the last 100 years. These collaged spaces exist on the cusp of memory and apparition.