I do not often do portraits. Peoples own impression of what they think they look like, often gets in the way of creating something they actually like. There is only room for one person behind the brush. I think that my friend Gordon was very pleased. A subtle change in a shade or a shape can change Gordon into Elvis and vice versa... whoever...
This is a classic Canadian past-time of harvesting sugar maple sap and boiling it down into a host of truly delicious and distinctly Canadian products. There are few activities that are more soothing to the mind and that are also hard work at the same time. Watching the warm vapours rise off the evapouration tray on a spring day is rejuveniating. I wanted to capture the joy of life and the rebirth of spring after a cold and snowy winter.
December 22nd, 2016
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