When you travel as much as Mr. Forager and I do, there is always a danger of confusing memories of where we’ve been and when! One of our favorite post-dinner-over-a-glass-of-wine past times is watching the screensaver slideshow of all our adventures. The Global Cities series of paintings by Toronto artist Catherine Beaudette seem to be an artful conglomeration of urban wanderings.
In Beaudette’s paintings, buildings, interiors, and vistas overlap one another, so that we’re never quite sure exactly where we are. Its as if the artist is painting the most special memories of each place.. the way the light and shadows feel through a window, beautiful lines of architecture, the warmth of a spring day.
The farther we travel from some places, the more fuzzy our memories become. Like Beaudette’s work, we may remember the most beautiful parts of each place, taking with us only the good and happily leaving behind any darkness.
To see more of Catherine Beaudette’s work, please visit her website. Mr. F & I definitely have a few places we’ve been that we’ve grown fonder of over time, thanks to good memories overshadowing the bad. How do you keep track of your travels? Old fashioned photo albums, post card collections?
Artist found via Sopa Fine Arts.