This work is part of my series titled “Prairiescape-Remnants” where I gather scraps of art materials to create patchwork prairie scenes. This series was inspired by connections with rural Alberta: my father’s recollections of living in a C.P.R. station, across the tracks from six grain elevators, my mom’s stitch work and thrifty ways, and my love of story.
The grain elevator has become an icon of Canadian Prairie Life and the remnants of their past still exist in the minds of those who viewed, worked, visited and played in them. Sometimes these memories are embellished with excitement or even diminished because of memory recall. With this series I am interested in the abstract; pushing the envelope from representation.
(Collage in Black Frame with UV GLASS and Acid Free Matt-White. D-rings & Wire)
|Technique:||Mixed Media on Yupo|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Framed Size:||18.5in x 14.5in|
|Unframed Size:||11in x 9in|
Medicine Hat, Alberta
I work primarily with acrylics, alcohol ink and mixed media. I love to make large spontaneous marks when I begin most paintings. These loose marks suggest routes that I can take with the work. Since I am a tactile learner it is important for me to add layers of texture.
""Abstract thought and life’s metaphors have my interest.”"