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SOUVENIR [Brown Fog]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
38 x 44 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Bad Fog of Lonliness]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
27.5 x 35 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Limbo]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
29.5 x 38 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Threesome]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
36.5 x 46 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [On the Rocks v.II]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
36 x 27 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Circus vs. Solo]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
29 x 36 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [I Don't Miss U Here]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
41 x 33 cm
2014
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water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
40 x 30 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Hideaway]

private collection
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
19 x 25 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Sever]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
19 x 25 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Virgin Mary on the Rocks]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
38 x 29 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [The Loss of Looking Forward]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
33 x 41 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Limbo v.II]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
19 x 25 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Pine Away]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
30.5 x 40.5 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Whirlwind]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
24.5 x 32 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Two Sides of the Mountain]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
40.5 x 30.5
2014
SOUVENIR [Solitarious]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
27 x 35 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Never Been To Banff]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
2014
SOUVENIR [Pine Away v.III]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
28 x 37 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [Pine Away v.IV]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
27 x 35.5 cm
2014
SOUVENIR [The Painter's Past]
water-soluble oil on Canson® Figueras® paper
40 x 30 cm
2014

Cancer & Canada are the initial impetus behind the Souvenir series. During an artist residency on the Toronto Islands I wanted to reconnect to the country where I grew up, through working from the landscape. Meanwhile -on the mainland- my best friend was lying in a hospital fighting the battle of his life.

Looking at fallen trees and tree stumps, I began each painting in a formal way and then created a landscape within these formations from the woods. Some are quite abstract or take on bodily, organ-like shapes. Others seem to form a shelter, in an attempt to keep it -the landscape- together.

Sometimes a palm replaces a pine, as if referencing a memorable vacation spot, maybe the only way I now connect with Canada - a souvenir of the past. These landscapes could be anywhere, and are perhaps more about heartache and the loss of looking forward.