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The House

Birthday Party VII (the house) 2019, Oil on panel, 48" x 36" x 3.5"

The image and idea of the house is considered within my examination of nostalgia. The contradiction that is often the reality versus the dream is depicted in the strangely kinetic yet composite imagery of children standing, apparently isolated, vulnerable, in front of houses located in remote parts of Canada. They regard the viewer, they are looking for home. The tones are warm, earthy, somehow melancholic. I will continue to study how to depict this concept of searching for home- be it physical or psychological, while also striving to acknowledge other cultural perspectives.