Apr 22 2011

Sumas Mountain (painting,Earthday)

I’ve been thinking about this image for a while but was spurred on because I wanted to submit it for an exhibition.  So I put paint to canvas last month and finished it today, Earth day.  This is my interpretation of the view of a quarry on a local mountain (Sumas Mountain).  The location is on the back side away from the view of most of the population of Abbotsford.  It didn’t just happen over night and that’s perhaps why it goes largely unnoticed, growing slow enough to seem as if it was always there.  This area has seen mining before in the form of brick clay mining starting over 100 years ago, but most evidence of that is now gone.