NORTHERN ARK EDITION 2
Northern Ark edition #2, 2022 24” x 32”
Giclee print including one inch border for framing/matting options.
Produced at QSQ Giclee Boutique in Toronto with archival inks and paper.
Limited edition of 100. Each signed and numbered.
Shipped in white mailing tube.
Can also be picked up in Toronto in person, contact for details (near Dufferin Park)
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"The second edition of Northern Ark has numerous colour changes from the first, some very noticeable and others quite subtle.
The image is based on my initial Northern Ark painting – a 30” x 40” acrylic on canvas. I’ve since explored numerous variations of the theme in subsequent paintings. I made over 40 hi-rez scans that were hand-stitched together in Photoshop, and then replaced each of the hundreds of colors to remove all traces of paint and canvas texture, light artifacts, and scanning weirdness. The result is like a silk screen with an impossible range of colors. While a giclee print can basically be a photo of a painting, I’ve taken these extra labor-intensive steps to create a unique piece specifically for the giclee process.
This image comes from my love of the scenery in northern Ontario. Places like Muskoka, Haliburton, Algonquin Park, etc. I’m drawn to these landscapes because of their incredible beauty, but also because it’s the subject matter of the groundbreaking Canadian visual artists Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, whom I’ve always been inspired by. The canoe can also be seen as a reference to Thomson, who died from a supposed canoe mishap on, of all places, Canoe Lake.
While the Go7 folks were traditional in the sense that they painted “plein air”, I create graphic images that are not based on actual places. Through sketching ideas, I discover compositions that have the right balance and movement, and utilize a flat, precise painting technique that evokes the look of the Hard Edge movement of 60’s abstract artists."