Yesterday's Pleasures Series (2000)
Exhibited at Kenneith Gallery, October 19 - November 17, 2000
and as part of the CSPWC's In Search of Human Essence exhibition at the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, March 14 - May 4, 2002
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Article in The Observer
Mind, body, spirit: the qualities that define us as individuals cannot be considered separately - each one being upheld by the strength of the other two.
Surely, the things we discard - those natural elements that enrich and nourish our bodies say something about who we are in mind and spirit as well.
During the latter part of the 20th century and on into the 21st, our focus has been on giving back to the soil the things we have taken from it. This series, "Yesterday's Pleasures", reflects a portion of that recycling process.
I think it appropriate that the images in this series of paintings are composed in the perfect circle of the container, the edges of the table underneath and the shadows leading the eye toward the rhythmic elements of the contents. These elements represent, visually, the essence of us, as individuals, striving to be part of the cyclical order of the universe.