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“Canadian Reflection”

© 2021, Watercolour, 14.5” by 22”


This watercolour was inspired by Canada’s inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Sept, 2021 when many of us spent the day reflecting on what it means to be Canadian in light of the horrific revelations of the truths behind our Nation’s residential schools system that are only recently - and finally - coming into our collective National consciousness.


The painting is meant to be a literal representation of that reflective thought process. From above, a bough of maple leaves is reflected in the invisible water, but it is not an exact reflection. Instead of mirroring the green of the leaves, the turbulent water shows those leaves in the two colours associated with I