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Road Trip: Back Home (2015)
1.73 x 2.32 m

 
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Road Trip: Going Home (2016)
1.73 x 2.32 m

 
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Road Trip: Mégantic (2016)
127 x 251 m

 
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Road Trip: Roadkill (2017)
1.47 x 2.51 m

 
     
     
     
     
Roadtrip

I am working on a group of paintings in which I address the twofold imagery that occurs in the mind and through the eyes simultaneously. When I drive through the place I come from I experience childhood memories that have a powerful effect on me. The familiar scenery that my eyes capture in the present while childhood events surface from my past, blend together as significant meaning.

Through photographs taken from a car on a wet, snowy afternoon in a late November, I am finding a way to express the blending of two such experiences past and present on the same surface through painting.

I paint on a black background from my dark photographs the roadside scenery showing parked vehicles, modest farmhouses and fences. Where the very dark elements in the photographs appear, like; trees, shadows and forest, those, I simply leave void in my paintings as the black background will compensate.

This roadside scenery covers half the canvas horizontally, while the bottom part remains black. Here I paint in simple contour lines. The lines appear to run underneath the scenery and show through the black areas. The image comes across as memories playing out in real time, such as in the mind.  (2015)

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