2013, Oil on encaustic, 48"w x 72"h
I have been working with a place called Camp 30 as my subject. It is the only existing World War II German prisoner of war site still standing in Canada, located in my hometown of Bowmanville, Ontario. Surviving proof of an important chapter in Canadian history, these buildings housed about 800 high-ranking German officers who were captured during the war. Despite being saved from demolition, the buildings today stand empty and unprotected from defacement. I invite the idea that the paintings emulate that which they are depictions of—temporal spaces.
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