Spirits of Canada

Painting Description

The maquette (sketch) is a montage of photos that I selected for this mural which is 5′ x 15′. From several thousand photos, I chose ideas that give my version of Canada. Clearly I could have done several more murals, each one unique, by including other images. You will notice that the reproduction shown here displays changes from the sketch to the finished work. Notice how the Toronto skyline has been reduced in importance and how Shakespeare’s head has been replaced by a view of the Stratford Festival Theatre. There are many other more subtle shifts as well.

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Additional information

IMAGE ID

1106

COMISSION TEXT

From several thousand photos that I took from travels across Canada, I composed this mural for the boardroom of the National Trust Company. Although the painting is 5 feet by 15 feet, I had to be able to weave a coherent design that included many aspects of this country, which meant excluding many images that I wanted to keep. My editing task was made somewhat easier as I also painted another 12 pieces for their lobby which meant themes that did not get included in the mural, were not totally exiled. The Bank of Nova Scotia has since purchased the National Trust Company and so these items now are in their headquarters in Toronto.

LOCATION

Canadian

ORIGINAL SIZE

60" x 180"

BASE VALUE

Masonite

MEDIUM VALUE

Acrylic

YEAR

1990

Licensing Available

This image is available for Licensing. Contact Cynthia Info@cynthiaweber.com for inquiries.