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    Garnet Tobacco has a deep connection to the birds of marshes, the habitat that still is found in the prairies of his Manitoba home, home of the Cree peoples. The herons and loons he portrays here can still be heard and seen in these beautiful potholes and sweeping watery cattail-lined marshes. Using only sponges for his works, Garnett captures the linearity, the sleek streaks, the vertical necklace of the loon, the sharp beaks of these birds who live on the fish, frogs, and crustacea of their habitat. Garnet has portrayed these two very substantial birds as though they were physically intertwined, or nearly so. Indeed they are, in relation to their interdependence on their aquatic home. It is almost possible to hear the cry of the loon, the “kronk” of a great blue heron taking off. Garnet is an innovative artist, but his style reflects the woodland Cree style made famous by Norval Morrisseau and then by Garnet’s mentor, Isaac Bignall – the inspiration for Garnet’s use of the sun, blue or yellow, that often anchors his paintings. This is a substantial piece, lengthy, very vertical – just right for a very distinctive approach to its framing and placement. It is on acid-free paper on foamboard. V 32” x H 11”.

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