Friday, December 3, 2010
My little Emily Carr
To my daughter, painting is still mostly a matter of sensory exploration rather than artistic expression. Even so, sometimes I find the results really evocative. (Yeah, yeah, I know I'm her mother, but still.) This series of green paintings that came home this week reminds me of Emily Carr, a Canadian artist I've loved for a while now. (To be precise, ever since the first summer my now-husband and I were dating, when we went to Vancouver for a weekend and he agreed to come to a show at the Vancouver Art Gallery featuring works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Emily Carr. Yep, that's how I knew he was a keeper.)
You can find out more about Emily Carr's life and work here.