"Patterns of an Algonquin Paddle"
Acrylic on Canvas
20” x 30”
Victoria’s most recent series reflects her ongoing love of the interconnectedness of water, sky, land and air. The labyrinth offers a perfect symbol for this relationship. The graphic painterly use of complimentary and tonal lines against contrasting grounds is played out in labyrinth patterns which tie together various geographical elements. The mind attempts to make sense of these shifting markings. The viewer attempts to make sense of the pattern and finds all manner of computer chips, tiles, and ancient writing in the forms. As well, she is fascinated by the shifting of colour hues when they are played against each other within these shapes. The coloured ground beneath plays tricks on the eye throughout the process making it a demanding and fascinating undertaking.