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Chantal Bourque

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About the Artwork

This painting was inspired by a beautiful landscape from the city of Vancouver, in the heart of Stanley Park.

The more my canvas took shape, the more I was convinced that I was painting a happy tree family. Being positive by nature, it was obvious to me that these trees were deeply satisfied with their condition; they reminded me of a united family, each member helping and supporting his peer. Happiness reigned! However, once I had completed my painting, doubt crept into my mind. I wondered about my interpretation of the scene; what if, on the contrary, these trees that seemed to grow in symbiosis while huddling together, were rather crowded, suffocating and trying to separate as they grew older, asking for more freedom and personal space?

As human beings, we often have a different way of interpreting the same situation. Our personality, our education, our experience, or simply our mood at the time are some of the many factors that can influence our view. I named this painting "Perception", because I believe that the analysis we make of it comes first from the perception of the viewer.

* This painting includes small pieces of tree bark.

As an accessible exhibition, the Annual International Representational Exhibition opened up to online-only submissions this year.

The artist opted to exhibit this work online-only for your enjoyment.

Technique:Acrylic and Mediums Mixtes on Canvas
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Unframed Size:40in x 24in
Frame:Not framed
Weight:6.1lbs (estimated)
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