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.

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Microscopic View of Broken China, 2.5 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 1999  Robert McLaughlin Gallery collection

 

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Microscopic View of Memory Transplant

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

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Microscopic View of Memory Transplant, 2.5 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 1998          University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery collection

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Microscopic View of The Telephone Call

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

Microscopic View of the Telephone Call, 2.5 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2000

Microscopic View of the Sea of Heartbreak

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

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gouache on paper, 2.4 x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2001  University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery collection

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.

73850005Photographer: Robert Barrow