I have mixed feelings about the sale because this exclusively Canadian collection is rather unique.
I remember when Franklin Silverstone, the collection's curator, came to my studio. He was very open-minded, gracious, and enthusiastic about my work. At the time, I was inspired by triad goddesses, deeply involved in symbolic research, and producing humorous versions of the virgin, mother and crone.
Christine, my favourite model, was the spark for many works. I loved doing gesture drawings of her and a series grew from a ragout of quick drawings and life experiences.
|The Wyrd Sisters|
|The Wyrd Sisters in the Park|
This painting of repeated weird sisters is the version that was purchased by Claridge in the late 80's.
The image also appeared on the cover of Grain Literary and Visual Arts in the Fall 1989 issue as well as in an exquisite birthday catalogue prepared by Franklin Silverstone for Charles Bronfman in 1991.
Like a leaf in the wind, I can't help but wonder where the painting will land. Hopefully on dry terrain.