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Flower Power (diptych), 2006

oil and acrylic on canvas
50 in. x 80 in. (128 x 203.2 cm)
(from The Young Artists series)

In The Young Artists series I examine the significance of multivalent stories and their "telling" to the construction of self and culture. In picturing students at work, I recall both the 'behind the scenes' daily lives of young artists, as well as my own years as a young painter.


The series is composed primarily of diptychs, portraying young artists at work in the studio in juxtaposition with the subject they are, hypothetically, interpreting. The monochromatic world of an artists’ mundane struggle with technique is contrasted with the vital choice and commitment to a subject, as expressed in colour.

This work was exhibited in Montreal at the FOFA Gallery - Vitrines, in 2007.