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Janine S. O'Rielly

BFA 2018

The Leslie Street Spit

Nontoxic acrylic on raw canvas, 2018, 48"w x 48"h

This canvas was stained on the rocky beach of Tommy Thompson Park, also known as the Leslie Street Spit. The rubble of the beach is mostly made up of industrial waste such as red bricks, concrete, ceramics and steel. In order to make sure that the canvas does not fly away while painting, rocks are plucked from the ground and flung onto the surface. The palette I painted with was devised from the colors of those rock weights. The accompanying photo shows the exact location where the painting was made.

Janine S. O'Rielly - The Leslie Street Spit

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

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