Canadian Driftwood

You may know Michael Hepher from his work at Clawhammer Press but he is not a one trick pony.

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You may know Michael Hepher from his work at Clawhammer Press but he is not a one trick pony. He has worked with a variety of mediums as an artist and designer, having worked full-time in the creative field for nearly 20 years.

His latest exhibit, “Canadian Driftwood”, is an exploration of the effects of time and the elements on the natural world around us. Inspired by the textures and natural beauty of derelict logs after being subject to the wind and sun that ages it, “driftwood” is a metaphor for the twilight of our own lives.

The idea comes from his belief that we should be inspired by the wisdom and character of age, as opposed to struggling with this natural process and focusing on the darker aspects of this inevitability.

The pieces are representative of natural life cycles crossed with human intervention and the external forces of the world around us. Hepher’s use of bold lines, impatient strokes and bright colours are emphasized by the feeling of being tossed by the sea, washed on the beach, and slowly returning to the earth.

The exhibit is a beautiful reminder of what makes us uniquely human: Life, aging, and in time, a return to the sand.

Please join us at The Arts Station on June 25th from 7-9 p.m. for the opening reception of “Canadian Driftwood.” For more information, please phone (250) 423-4842 or email info@theartsstation.com.