Window 1984 26 x 24″ ink on Stonehenge paper This series followed the publication of Vortex and the collages that form a large part of that book. My niece Sylvia had a large doll, 3 feet tall, that got singed in the 1970 fire that destroyed my parents’ farmhouse in Lorette.
Smoke 1985 40 x 26″ Views of Montreal, where I was currently living
Migratory Movements 1986 26 x 40″
Mountains 1984 26 x 40″ pen and ink on Stonehenge papere
Gold 1984 26 x 40″ pen and ink on Stonehenge paper This drawing was a study for a 9 x 11 foot acrylic painting of the same name. I’d read that the lifeline astronauts use when doing work on the outside of the rocket ship is made of gold, one of the most stable metals. A subtitle for this image could be :greed, beauty, comfort.
Signs 1984 26 40″ pen and ink on Stonehenge
Forces 1984 26 x 40″ pen and ink on STonehenge
Eruption 1984 26 x 40″ pen and ink on Stonehenge paper This image led to a 6 x 8′ acrylic painting which was purchased by the Canada Council Art BAnk. The Picasso sculpture on the left from Chicago’s Daley Square has figured more than once in my work. I saw it years ago on a visit to that wonderful city.
Birth of Venus 26 x 40″ 1984 The frog on the left, the heap below it and the figure in the top right are drawn from my ceramics, the face behind is from a series of masks I’d made in Toronto and the male figure is taken from a Man Ray photo.
A Doll’s House 1984 26 x 40″ pen and ink on Stonehenge paper The Picasso sculpture and my niece’s blackened doll both figure in this drawing. This series was done with a reed pen and india ink.
Climbing Alone 26 x 40″ 1984 pen and ink on Stonehenge paper A reference to the folly of ‘mastering’ high peaks, a Grecian warrior vainly battling superior forces.