A painting by the artist James Foort called: Snakes From Driftwood

Snakes From Driftwood

When there was paint left over after doing paintings, residues could be used to paint designs on shaped drift wood branches and roots washed up on the shores of Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island. Paintings are examples of many examples prepared that way. The upper pair, selected for their likeness in shape to one another, shows how nature’s way of choosing variety also shows how function sets up patterns of similarity. Such patterns are very attractive and show up in some of the paintings here. Think of shells and skeletons of sea creatures, for example. At the other extreme are human expressions of independence and possibilities of independence. A woman with a shaved head presented herself in an unusual conversation. Her female status, assertions and possible state of mind, required a reaction.

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Works and writing by James Foort