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A Blast from the Past

Looking through some old photos on my computer I came across a photo of a painting I did in…..um…..I don’t remember what year. I do remember a few things about it though. It’s maybe a metre wide, done in acrylics and acrylic spray enamel on canvas. I also remember the title. It’s called Terminal Beef. The title came from a sign on St. Clair Ave West back in the day. I don’t know if it’s still there, but I suspect not, since the old stockyards area has changed so much over the years. Maybe I had intended it for an exhibition I was involved with organizing called Meat. I’m not sure.

I don’t think I’ve ever exhibited this one. Even at the time it was somewhat of an oddball in the context of the rest of the paintings I was making. OK, and it’s a little bit goofy. It makes me smile when I look at it. I think that’s why I still have it (or at least I’m pretty sure I still have it – maybe enjoying a good rest in our storage locker). I hope it makes you smile too.


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