This exhibition’s idea came from the end results of actually getting lost and found by Search and Rescue in a forest area in Ontario. It is a perspective changing experience spending twelve hours in the dark an unexpected ill prepared guest of wolves an owl, snow flurries and a full moon to guide you in your solitude.
This experience resulted in the loss of how I viewed myself and the environment and created a path for continually finding new perspectives for both.
The paintings are accompanied with writings that I have written as a result of the journey of being lost and found. The writings are a story and also stand-alone relating to each painting in the exhibition.
The exhibition provides the viewer with the possibility of seeing the paintings subject matter with a new perspective through the story or the individual writings.
Depending on the impact of an experience be it a moment, minutes or hours it can profoundly change our knowledge of the environment we are in.
Life is a continuing Lost and Found Project
The Paintings were each accompanied with a 5x7 birch panel with a converted black and white photograph of that painting on it with the writings and thoughts revolving around the Lost and Found projects.