Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Legend of Kate Rice
Legend of Kate Rice Oil 30 x 40 in
Its been awhile since I've posted on the site so I have an addition to share. I call this piece Legend of Kate Rice. Its speaks of a famous woman prospector who lived near my hometown of The Pas Manitoba in the early 1900's. She was responsible for discovering many valuable mines in the north. Kate Rice largely lived on her own in the forest and apparently thrived on the experiences all year long. I don't think it is something many people could do these days. She trapped and fished, wrote and drew. They say she was quite a beauty but she chased off all advances by men, sometimes with an axe! She died alone in a care home in Minnedosa, Mb.