Thursday, September 24, 2009
Portrait of Leilani Muir
University of Alberta Art Collection
The hand represents the perception of others: the boy's character deficiencies have negative influence on his scholastic and social potential. Therefore the gesture of the hand is accusatory. His gun represents that this perception of others has been internalized.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
The intercession, a rescue from the deluded
acrylic on canvas
38" X 52"
Warm and real, the vivified child ascends through streams of liberating fire and light blown by the breath of God. Below, deluded phantoms obliviously drift towards hell, grey and empty pontificating ghosts deliberating lofty dissertations as to their great accomplishments, all founded on merciless indifference.
The rising radiant child is actually Judy, a victim of Alberta's eugenics program. The descending dead are the provincial leaders responsible for Alberta's eugenics program, which was based on the same ideology that inspired the eugenics program of Nazi Germany. They are Premier Earnest C. Manning, Premier William Aberhart, Emily Murphy and Premier John E. Brownlee.