This collection was exhibited in the Of Restorative Nature show November 23- December 19, 2022 at the Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver
Welcoming Committee, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"
Tribunal, acrylic on canvas 48" x
Most Likely to Succeed, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
Aged Beauty 20" x 20"
Gate Keeper, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
The Rebel, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
The Lovers, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
INSPIRATION FOR THIS SERIES
These old growth stumps are scattered through the woods in my neighbourhood. During the Covid pandemic months as we sheltered in place, my kids and I walked through the surrounding woods several times a day. I began to picture these stumps in other colours, with personalities and moods, and to think of them as a symbol of hope for growth and regeneration. Some of these spectacular nurse stumps and logs are around 800 years old.