Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I was doing some snooping around in my workshop and started pulling mirror boxes out to see what was inside of them. In one of them I discovered this painting that I had titled "The Aftermath". It is a statement about the devastation caused by Manitoba Hydro in Northern Manitoba, particularly around Easterville. It turns out that there are some far reaching ramifications to flooding boreal forests, like permanently displacing people who were perfectly happy living where they were prior to the flood. I thought the picture was also interesting in light of all the flooding happening all over Canada right now.