Bonfire drawing signed and dated 'MARY PRATT '97' (lower right) mixed media on paper 72 x 55.3cm (28 3/8 x 21 3/4in).sight
Literature: The Art of Mary Pratt, The Substance of Light, Tom Smart, Goose Lane Editions and The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 1995 pg.123
Tom Smart writes: Pratt found the representation of fire to be liberating and "great fun". "The fires had to be alive," she commented, and this required an adjustment in her use of media and a change in her personal style. Pratt combined watercolour, pastel and chalk in multi-media drawings on large paper....In the past, she was interested in describing the effects of light on surfaces. In the bonfire drawings, she was able to represent light itself at the moment of creation as it consumes matter.
Part of the proceeds of this lot will benefit The Suncor Energy Fluvarium - An environment education centre which is a project of The Quidi Vidi/Rennie's River Development Foundation, St. John's, Newfoundland, Labrador.
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