Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada, Summer 2014.
Pukaskwa National Park named me their Artist in Residence in the summer of 2014. I was pretty excited by the opportunity to spend time at this unique Park as I’ve always loved the landscape of Northern Ontario. So, we packed up our van for the adventure and began what my youngest daughter described as our, “lo-o-o-ng drive”.
Given the nature of the Pukaskwa residency, I was advised to hang work that was small, easy to transport, and affordable … These perimeters gave me the chance to focus solely on an aspect of my art that I deeply love—its colour.
Each of these little “landscapes” is a square painted with a little bit of soil from a place in Canada. These colour’s beauty and variation are worth spending some time with, and who knows, maybe someday I’ll get the chance to produce more minimalist art like this on a larger scale!