Recently I was sketching, doodling really but beginning to plan for a collaborative piece knowing I wanted to add a boat, like many of the fishing boats I grew up with in the north instead of a canoe, but uncertain as to the perspective I wanted to include in my painting. The more I looked at this sketch, I knew that I wanted to create something totally separate from the collaboration that incorporated this drawing as it reminded me of my family history. Many generations of my family have each been born in a different country, several on different continents. My grandfather lost his sister and mother due to illness contracted on a ship, and one of my aunts was named after a Captain after being born on board another though she could never publicly use the name because it wasn't considered Biblical. I think I have more work to do on this canvas but am excited for the possibilities.
'Honouring the Ancestors': Awesome Airdrie
AIRdirondack Art Project
'Counting Crows': Great Places Plan