Nothing is an island. Playing into the notion that everything is connected is the single line that each One-Liner painting contains.
I challenged myself to draw the lines without stopping, to not think too much about what I was doing and let whatever was in my subconscious come out. What consistently emerged were sensual shapes that almost seemed to be dancing with one another.
Inspiration was also drawn from the Anishinaabe artist, Norval Morrisseau. Growing up in Canada, my first exposure to First Nations art and Morrisseau in particular came through my family’s art collection. While working as a nurse in Ontario in 1951, my grandmother even met him as he recovered from an illness. As he received care, she gave him oil paints and shirt cardboards to paint on.
The elements in his paintings are often interconnected by lines, which I always found humbling. They invited reflection around the ripple effects of our actions and the importance of taking care around what we do and say.
Thus, the One-Liner series is an attempt to playfully encapsulate and serve as a reminder of how precious life is, how nothing is truly isolated.
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