This painting is inspired by Canadian author J. B. McKinnon - whose work includes the 100 Mile Diet and more recently, a favorite of mine The Once and Future World. James is an advocate of eating locally produced foods and much of his ideas focus on the concept of rewilding urban spaces.
From James: 📷 This is Lake Melville, in eastern Labrador, on a -40 Celsius evening in February. It was the start of an expedition that for me didn't have much purpose grander than to go out on a barren landscape of scrubby trees and endless snow. My more experienced traveling partner suggested I prepare for the trip by "staring at a white wall for nine hours at a time" and see if I could fall in love with it. It turns out I could, very much so.
One small action James does daily in support of the environment is eating local foods. He also hand feeds a mother squirrel, but he says he's probably not supposed to.
These limited edition prints are archival quality reproductions of the tiny watercolour landscapes from This Wild Road. Professionally printed by Fidelis Art Prints on a softly textured bright white watercolour paper. Prints are 5 x 7 inches with straight edges. The painting rests in the centre of the paper, confined to a 2 x 2" square - just like the original painting. Prints are embossed with a raised circle and signed in pencil.
there are 25 prints in this edition.
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