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Amber Ozols

Fergus
My most recent series of oil paintings, "Perception", was inspired entirely by grief, and how to move forward with it. In short, I had hoped this series of work would fix my brain when I was suddenly hit with unexpected death of my dad, and the grief that came with a loss of that magnitude. Having never really experienced a loss of this magnitude before, I was confused that after 2 weeks, I was still somehow "sad". I started Googling "what makes humans happy". The findings indicated fairly typical things, like exercise and fresh air and houseplants (among others). I invested in a jungle's worth of houseplants over the next year, and taught myself how to keep them all alive. Grief made time stand still in some moments, and fly by in others. Plants were my tether to "current time". 

I painted a series of tropical plants and my dad’s cameras, while distorting the colour palette to represent the shift in perspective that occurs when I was handed my first dose of "new normal".

Painting

Surface

  • 2021
  • 40.64 x 50.8 x 3.81 cm
  • $650

Lenses

  • 2019
  • 50.8 x 40.64 x 2.54 cm
  • $650

Warmth

  • 2019
  • 60.96 x 76.2 x 2.54 cm
  • $1,500

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