Thursday, February 2, 2012


This afternoon

So on this spring day in January I wandered into AGO, not to see anything in particular, but just to wander aimlessly. I found myself oddly enough amongst all things Canadian, blown away as usual by a piece by Paterson Ewen who inspired me to take up the router in my own work, I came across a piece of nostalgia. A rather large piece by Fred Varley, a member of our own Group of 7 titled Liberation. One might see it as a ghostly representation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I see it as a resurrection for all. My nostalgia comes from spending countless hours sitting in front of this painting when it was in it's own alcove back in the 1970's. It moved me then and it moved me today...

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