In Honour of Trees
- Dates:March 1, 2019 - March 27, 2019 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Wayne Arthur Gallery
- Times:From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Address: 186 Provencher Blvd Winnipeg, MB
- Phone: (204) 477-5249
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- Region: Winnipeg
In Honour of Trees: Paintings by Talia Keyton
Artist reception: Sunday, March 3 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
My Lifelong admiration and affection for Trees is what inspired this particular body of work. These marvels of nature have been intimate partners in our own cultural and physical evolution for centuries. For much of our shared past, they have provided us with shelter, medicine, food, and fuel in great abundance. Forests are our planet’s lungs, climate regulators and the greatest reserves of biodiversity. And I myself have sought comfort and entertainment, in trees for as long as I can remember. They are special to me in a way I cannot describe but perhaps with a bit of self-discipline and luck, I can capture it instead with paint.
This series of work is both a celebration of these still standing giants and an examination of the extraordinary relationship between human beings and trees. We are the children of forests and whilst trees may not necessarily be wise, we as humans would be wise to learn from them; if they are not our teachers, we are at least their pupils.