Erin Candela is originally from northern BC, but now lives and works in Toronto. Often using historical documents such as photographs, public school books, nature encyclopedias and community journals, Candela's work describes national memory and mythology.
"This drawing came into being while exploring childhood memories and myths. In the small northern town of Smithers BC where I grew up, there was a golf course that served the community's children as an epic destination. It had a great sledding spot with a scarily steep ice-hill, cross-country ski trails, little sand-traps to play in, and raspberry bushes along the railway tracks. Most importantly, there was a legendary fox with a mischievous and friendly spirit. She stole things good-naturedly, in plain view, and I like to imagine all of the treasures buried away in her hidden den."
Untitled (Fox with Ball), 2014
Watercolour, ink, pencil crayon and graphite.
$350 framed (currently on view at The Art Room)
Red White Swans
signed archival print, 13 x 16