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Regeneration 1

Regeneration 1

Hester Lessard Victoria, BC

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Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
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About the Artwork

The theme of regeneration is explored through the tension between brokenness and beauty. The harsh disintegration of the built world – be it from weathering, historical violence, or gentle time – is evoked by precariously stacked rectangles etched with incised lines. The lines are often lacy and fine, providing a delicate visual texture and enhancing the verticality of the composition.
Other times the lines are gash-like and cut deeply into the crimson under-layers, suggesting a more intense and complicated past. The over-layers are gentler, consisting of greens and earth colours that rise into stormy blues and greys. The aim is to evoke the way worn and broken structures often provide a calligraphy open to contradictory meanings: disintegration/creation; violence/care, destruction/healing. And how nature through time and weathering often softens these sometimes harsh messages.

Technique:Oil and Cold Wax on Cradled Birch Panel
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Unframed Size:16in x 16in
Frame:Not framed
Weight:1.9lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Hester Lessard

Victoria, British Columbia

Hester Lessard is an abstract painter who works mainly in oil and cold wax. Her work is luminous and contemplative. It shimmers with light, plays with blurred and sharpened edges, and explores colour harmonies and disharmonies inspired by coastal geographies.

"I try to glimpse quiet stillness in the messiness and noise of life. I think that is why the fall of light across shapes and surfaces, be they weathered, broken, or beaten apart, is a recurrent theme in my work. Working abstractly allows me to prioritize those luminous moments."

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