BATHURST Street Series, Toronto, 1978 ©

The first full series of works where I used the cardboard/chicken-wire as the “canvas” and Fibregum® (Tar) as the “gesso” on top of which – as in traditional painting, subsequent layers of “images” in form of cardboard, sand, gravel, road paint and various industrial treatments were added. The work was inspired by an epidemic of municipal road and infrastructure projects that were going on in Toronto’s wards in the late 1970’s.
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Materials: Cardboard, chicken wire, sand, grease pencil, road paint & Fibergum® (Tar). Sizes: 1.07m x 0.86m