La passion de mon père
For the series entitled "la passion de mon
père" (my father’s passion), the work is a
tribute to my father, an avid lifetime
gardener.  The inspiration comes to mind
from multiple sources: that from my interest
in nature at an early age--instilled by my
father, memories of him enjoying the simple,
ritualistic act of toiling in his garden just for
the love of it, and the decision to use floral
carvings for the piece, reminiscent of an
earlier twentieth-century artistic style, which
seems appropriate to me in evoking an
experience of the past.
Photo: R. Barrkman
Eucalyptus, 2004
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