Fraser River 5
Fraser River 5

2003 60" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas

Fraser River 1
Fraser River 1

2003 48" x 60" Acrylic on Canvas

Fraser River 2
Fraser River 2

2003 48" x 60" Acrylic on Canvas

Fraser River 2003

Langara College, Department of Fraser River Studies invited me to join them on a raft run down the Fraser River. To move through the canyon from river level was an incredible experience. I made small notations and drawings and took supplementary photographs (not easy to draw when going through Hell's Gate). I was compelled to capture my sense of awe and humility, which translated into larger scale works. The relationship between representational and abstract was pivotal in developing these works.