drawing on the walls
Christopher Griffin is one of my favourite painters. His work has the primal quality of cave paintings and includes many of the natural symbols and images that I find irresistable in their rawness, simplicity and strength.
This past week, while refocusing on doing house portraiture in my own studio, I have discovered that Griffin has been doing real house art to his historical home/studio in Ottawa. "Using a bone from an emu-like bird called a casuary, Mr. Griffin began scratching images similar to those that might be found on a cave wall: caribou, fish, birds, flowers, the sun" into the partly-set concrete on the exterior walls of his major house reno. Check out the whole article here.