I'm so thrilled that my monotype collage titled 'Land Studies: An Interpretation of Canadian Geography' has been selected for ARTS 2017. The theme of the exhibition is Canada 150.
The opening of the show will be this Friday night, June 23rd, at the Surrey Art Gallery, 7-9pm.
This monotype college represents the six basic geographic regions of Canada: Canadian Cordillera, Arctic, Prairies, Lowlands, Appalachians and Canadian Shield. I tried to distil the regions down to what I considered their simplest characteristics then set them against a monotype backdrop of blue to represent our oceans, rivers and lakes. The dark lines running through the piece point to the interconnections in our land: people to the land, people to the water and people to each other. This great land is the stage from which our Canadian stories are told.