This shadow box assemblage is a reminder of both past and present. Even to this day, for many residents here on the west coast preparations for the cool and damp rainy season include having one’s wood pile readied for the wood-burning stove or fireplace.
The textured background of this piece invites the viewer to think of the softness of misty days and perhaps even of snow, while the cedar greens are emblematic of coastal British Columbia. Small pieces of cedar branch form the ‘wood pile’ that fills the centre cavity. They are cut from the branch which was the model for the painting.

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