The Big Picture is a collective art project where people in Canada and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings and stories.This project outlines the connections between individuals from all around the world and can be seen as a giant conversation taking place between all the participants and us through a dynamic and monumental art work.
I was honoured with the Strathmore Prize for my contribution to The Big Picture in May of 2019.
The Story behind the drawing:
These are portraits of “ordinary” people in Tim Hortons. I love the diversity of people out in the world. I feel so lucky to live in Canada where so many cultures and ethnicities come together and coexist peacefully. The diversity certainly doesn’t hurt when you’re looking for a model! This piece is an exploration in pen line-work. I wanted to replicate the crowded feeling of a busy coffee shop.
My brother David lives in Vancouver. I have always wanted to visit him but, with a new baby and all the usual expenses, it looks like it will be several years before I get to eat really fresh lobster, and go for a swim and a ski on the same day. So, I’m sending a part of myself in art form! See you… eventually Vancouver!