Translating

Q: Translators move a story from one language to another. How can this work visually?

In this series I used the works of two artists or two pieces from the same artist and overlaid them to see what would happen. The result is more mashup than translation but either way it’s a fine adventure.

Translating – Alex Colville    June 22, 2016    SOLD
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper,18” x 24” (form is emptiness, emptiness is form)
Horse and the Train 1954 and To Prince Edward Island, 1965 

Translating –Haring & Cezanne     April 14, 2016    SOLD
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper, 18” x 24” 
Keith Haring-Radiant Child 1982 and Paul Cezanne – By from L’Estaque 1886

Translating – Magritte and Dali   April 6, 2016   SOLD
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper,18” x 24” 
Rene Magritte – The Son of Man 1946 and Salvador Dali – The Persistence of Memory 1931

Translating – Lawren Harris    February 3, 2016   SOLD
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper, 19” x 24” 
Maligne Lake–Jasper Park 1924 and Summer House-Grimsby Park 1926

Translating – Franklin Carmichael   January 12, 2016   SOLD
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper, 19” x 24” 
Mirror Lake 1929 and Autumn in Orillia 1924

Translating – Tom Thomson 2     January 6, 2016    SOLD
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper,19” x 24”
The West Wind 1917 and The Canoe 1912

Translating – Tom Thomson     June 2015   
watercolours, gouache and ink on paper,
The Jack Pine 1917 and The Tangled Garden 1916

Translating – Van Gogh     May 20, 2015
watercolours, gouache and ink on paper, 11” x 14”
Starry Night 1889 and Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Aries 1889

Translating – The Cartoonists Three     May 5, 2015
watercolours and ink on paper, 14” x 11”
(Gahan Wilson – Nothing happens next. This is it
Gary Larson –And so the doctor says to me, Do you know you’ve got an elephant growing out of your neck?
Richard Williams – The Thief and the Cobbler - Nasrudin)

Translating – 3Ms    April 7, 2015     SOLD
watercolours and ink on paper, 19” x 24” 
(Joan Miro - Harlequin’s Carnival, 1925 Takashi Murakami - Tan Tan Bo, 2001)

Translating – Jean-Michel Basquiat    April 1, 2015
watercolours, gouache and ink on paper, 11” x 14”