Trees and Tides
My focus is on Nova Scotia’s environment and the challenges faced in a time of dwindling resources and environmental shift.
With Trees and Tides, I continue to develop ideas concerning these issues.
The old growth forests, sometimes protected, often only existing because of their inaccessibility, provide a glimpse into the past. New growth and the surrounding resurgence of life offer a sense of what our forests will become. These patterns of growth reflect difficulties faced with the choice between development and sustainability.
The series Tidewrack is inspired by what is left behind by the tide, a recording of the movement of waves in the swash zone. Small stones, marine animals, plants and debris leave imprints or tracks on the sand, cyphers of activity that remain until the next tide erases, rearranges and replaces them. I am interested in these temporary placements as a time-lapse recording of the activity of the shoreline.
Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, will be hosting the exhibition, opening at 6p.m. on October 30.
|Piggy Mountain, Backlands, acrylic on canvas 36" x 48"|
|Red stream forest floor, acrylic on canvas 36" x 60"|
|In the dark wood, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"|
|Tidewrack, Starrat Beach, acrylic on wood, 20" x 20"|
|Tidewrack II, Starrat Beach, acrylic on wood, 20" x 20"|
|Tidewrack IV, Starrat Beach, acrylic on wood, 20" x 20"|
|Tidewrack V, Starrat Beach, acrylic on wood, 20" x 20"|