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a scene from Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
Acrylic on masonite, 27 7/8 x 27 7/8 in. (1997)

An idyllic spin on tourist spots like Peggy’s Cove sometimes belies the struggle to keep head and hearth above water. With the rising and falling tide, aeons of barnacle colonies, saltwater invasion and rot are revealed in the orange shorelines and distorted piles. Beautiful, though a raw kind of beauty.

The dimensions are unusual, 28 7/8 in. square. It is a format that defies the classic 1.6:1 proportion, whether landscape or portrait. The frame used for this painting was actually an old pine window which might explain the odd dimensions. The image was designed to suit the canvas frame this time, rather than the other way around.

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