Clearcuts: a series.

August 19th, 2010

This new series is informed by the heightening intensity of ecological calamities in our era. This first group of paintings has been inspired by reading “The Golden Spruce,” an anecdotal account of logging history in BC. In spite of the dismaying implications, the visual patterns created by forestry practice, as seen from above, are intriguing, and in some ways reminiscent of the bejewelled paintings of Gustav Klimt. Experimenting with these world images as a departure point, I see an inexhaustible potential for colour and pattern. As with my previous alley paintings, there is a juxtaposition of the grim reality with its visual esthetics. For the initial work in this new phase, go to “Newest.’

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