Winter could be my favourite season, favourite Canadian season, it would be wrong to say it the season that was most enjoyable in Scotland. Here the dormant landscape is a layering of the softest grey browns, skirted by the ochres and golds of last years grasses. The occasional haze of red dogwood, the deep dull greens of the conifers, and of course, the deep blues of snow shadows, skies and icy lakes.
It is all so beautiful that my heart sinks a little when the thaw happens and green starts springing up everywhere. This is not a popular view, but then Spring in Britain is a long, slow unfolding, whereas an Ontario spring can happen very quickly: before you now it you and the crocuses are wilting in the heat and the bugs are feasting on your pale flesh.
So celebrate the winter! The Light Slice pieces are the perfect sculptures for exploring the delicate winter colours, layering of glass bringing subtleties to the transitions. The drawing on the glass evoking the bare trees and bushes and the lines they make against the sky.