A fact of life for a fisher person is that he or she gets up early to go out on the water. The light comes on only for a while and then they are gone.
20 x 25 cm. Smalti, stained glass and pebbles.
Sometimes you just have to have some fun. Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has the distinction of claiming to be the Root Cellar Capital of the World. There are at least a couple of hundred of them and many are still well maintained.
In a world where preservation of produce is now in the realm of refrigeration and freezing, root cellars are now somewhat of an anomoly. I love them, and remember playing in my grandfather’s as a child. They made great pretend fortifications.
With tongue in cheek, I make claim that they were and are used as portals to other dimensions and times. Hence the name of this piece “Portal at Elliston”.
This is rendered with smalti, carrolton tiles, stained glass and pebbles.
Hope it brought a smile.
Droke is a word used in Newfoundland English. It has three meanings and I’ve attempted to convey all of them in this piece of work. A droke can be a waterway, a thick stand of trees or a steep sided valley.
This piece is mainly stained glass with smalti and carrollton tiles. There is one pebble.
This work received a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award in 2010.