Meghan Spence, Holiday Monday II - Original Painting
Holiday Monday II
16 x 16 inches
Acrylic on cradled wood panel
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Meghan Spence grew up in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, where she began as a self-taught artist and muralist. She went on to study painting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC.
"I became interested in old, derelict RV’s I was seeing parked in yards, looking like they hadn’t been moved in years. I began to imaging the story behind them; the original intentions. Despite being unused and decaying the owners did not get rid of them. This body of work breathes new life into these old trailers. Restoring them to an earlier time while exploring the character of the people that own them and the odd and romantic pursuit of camping itself. I am interested in how personality is reflected in the things we collect and keep. The trailers could be an allegory for youthful dreams and plans that are held on to, dulling with time but never really let go of. It is a story of reviving a spark and rejuvenation of spirit. I use an inflated color palette, engaging a dreamy state and attempt to reflect back on formative, youthful times. This series embodies joy, nostalgia, and adventure. Like an RV, it’s just a little unrealistic and maybe slightly tacky."
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