I live in Vancouver near the Olympic Village, 7 blocks from the salt water of False Creek and a man made fresh water course in Hinge Park. I have been watching beavers there for a couple of years. There are dens at Hinge Park, Stanley Park and Vanier Park in Vancouver. The closeness of the West End condo towers suggests the absurdity of beavers living in Vancouver’s down-town.
A dens is a peaked pile of logs and mud in a conical or lean-to shape. It is easy to miss if you have never seen a den. In May the beavers have their babies and stay inside the den for a month. The babies will leave the den in June.
Maple , 24.5 x 28″ acrylic on board paintingApril 4, 2018
This is a 5.7″ x 9 ” acrylic sketch of Semifor Lake.This was a base camp for a climb of Face Mountain which is the highest peak in the backround.
This is the 28″x 44″ acrylic on board painting from that sketchOctober 23, 2016
- March 9, 2016
These are acrylic paintings (44″ x 28″) I painted in 1988. I was trying to be very in between.
I tried to make something that was a landscape and a still life, painting and photograph, that may or may not have a narrative, be flat and have depth, be of many parts and of a single whole. The unresolved tensions create an uncertainty that is like the moment of awareness. As we pass through thresholds we become aware of the differences and similarities of the two states.