The West Wind 2040
24” x 24” Giclee print including a 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 tree silhouette is appropriated from Tom Thomson’s iconic painting The West Wind. There was a large reproduction of it in my public school and it left a deep impression. A retrospective of Thomson’s work was the first art show I ever saw when I made a pilgrimage to the Art Gallery of Ontario when I was 14. In his version
rendered in 1917, the pine tree stands proudly on the shore of a windswept northern lake, with rolling hills in the distance on the far shore. Update to 2040 and the landscape is obliterated by a cataclysmic flood - the result of global warming. But the tree still stands. A symbol of hope and determination? A suggestion that life will survive? It’s impossible for me to look at a beautiful landscape and not think about the choices we’ve made that have changed and threaten to destroy our environment."