ALGOMA BOREAL IV
Mixed Media, 15 x 19 inches
The inspiration for this work was light filtering through trees in an Algoma region forest. This area of Ontario covers about 28,000 square miles and is home to the Canadian Shield and boreal forests. There are many canyons, waterfalls, vistas, rock cliffs, lakes and rivers. In this piece, I wanted to capture a sense of wind and forest air and the feeling of looking at the sky through trees.
“Painting is a tangible, sensory experience, an intense “being stirred” by the joy and the tragedy of man. A spatial experience which, nourished by instinct, becomes a living form. I try to capture this tangible reality in paint and in so doing give expression to my times.” – Karel Appel (1921-2006)