On my birthday last weekend I ran into a pair of Canada geese along the creek and knew immediately what I wanted to create in order to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Fortunately I had my phone with me and was able to capture a few photos and I'm so happy as I wasn't certain what I wanted to paint prior to seeing them, though I knew I wanted to paint something to commemorate this time. I had this canvas prepared as the clocks represent time for me...both the 150 years since confederation and also the time that my parents have spent and contributed as Canadian citizens since the 1960's. The red and white symbolizes the flag, green and blue the beauty of the rugged nature of this beautiful country, and, of course, the geese not only represent Canada in their name but also symbolize being loyal, kind and brave as well as community. This is what Canada means to me.
AIRdirondack Art Project