Microscopic Remains

This series of monumental paintings delved into the transference of memories and sensations between bodies and objects while dying, after death or after organ transplant.

Microscopic View of Broken China

Chipped tea cups presage a peaceful midnight stroke and subsequent estate sale.

gouache on paper, 2.4 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 1999
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Microscopic View of Memory Transplant

The warp and weft of viscera produce a humanoid tartan for unusual museum displays.

gouache on paper, 2.4 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 1997
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Microscopic View of The Telephone Call

Intestinal distress can be alleviated by reducing pre-mourning communication channels to one.

gouache on paper, 2.4 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2000
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Microscopic View of the Sea of Heartbreak

New livers often implant lovely recollections of swimming in forests of nereocystis.

(painting on the right)
gouache on paper, 2.4 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2001

Image from documentary film shoot 2017 – School of Art Gallery, Winnipeg.

Boudoir painting on left is Twilight Navigation, gouache on paper, 2.4 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 1993.

Photographer: Robert Barrow