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River at low tide, August 1980.
Mount Allison University Archives, Edward Pulford fonds.
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River at Low Tide.

Edward (Ted) Pulford taught drawing and painting in the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University and turned out a large body of watercolour painting of his own in which the Tantramar Marshes and other coastal scenes were featured. His paintings were particularly adept at capturing the changing seasons and “moods” of the landscape. He took many 35mm slides to serve as studies for his paintings. This image shows one of the rivers of the marsh at low tide, revealing the considerable tidal range that was characteristic of their diurnal flow before the creation of dykes and aboideau, which reduced this pattern. The dark brooding clouds and sky foreshadow a storm. Humans living in this locality are able to see the onset of weather events precisely because the landscape provides such a broad and unimpeded view of the horizon.

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