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.
“The artist should have a powerful will. He should be powerfully possessed by one idea. He should be intoxicated with the idea of the thing he wants to express. If his will is not strong, he will see all kinds of unessential things. A picture should be the expression of the will of the painter.” – Robert Henri (1865-1929)