Friday January 5 - Saturday February 3, 2018. Opening Reception Friday January 12, 7-10 pm
The Assembly Gallery, 4 Cannon Street, Hamilton ON
“Another Spring” reflects my interest in flowers and plants, found specifically at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Hamilton and Burlington: Hendrie Garden, The Rock Garden and Laking Garden; as well as the Walker Botanical Garden at Rodman Hall, Brock University.
The flowers and plants in the paintings have been taken out of their context, creating a new landscape; another garden, another spring.
“Another Spring” also comes from something my Mom would say at the end of every winter:
“I made it to another spring.”
During the last few years of her life, Mom developed serious ailments during the winter months: a heart attack in 2006, and then pneumonia in 2009. Since then, she would endure the winter months as best she could, waiting for the day she could confidently say, “I made it to another spring.”
In March of 2013, two weeks before her 87th birthday, she passed away.
She almost made it. But her springtimes ran out.