Place Paintings | 2005


Caligraphy ink on mylar 
3" x 5"

A series of paintings based on black & white postcards of Canadian places I have never seen. Working on frosted mylar laid over the original postcard, colour is applied in a tracing manner based on assumptions of what the original would look like. While the series references specific places which I have never been to, it portrays them as generic landscapes in which memories of other experienced places make the unknown familiar. The series looks to David Milne in appearance while referencing hand tinted postcards of the 1920's for the process in which they are made. Like hand tinted postcards, Milne’s drypoints often depicted colour variations for each image.