ROBERT GAME AT THE ARTIST PROJECT Booth 715

ROBERT GAME:  VISUAL ARTIST AND FINE ART PRINTMAKER

I have watched Robert’s journey as a visual artist for nearly forty years. He continues to inspire me such that I truly enjoy sharing my thoughts about his work.

Robert is an image maker by his own definition. He develops his ideas in the medium he feels will best suit his purpose. His website http://www.robertgame.ca is a detailed record of his varied body of work going back to the 1970’s. As he says there he has always been interested geometric forms and visual symbols that suggest what might be.

His deep blues, use of perspective lines, landscape and abstract symbols have evolved over time but most recently he has been focused on the collision one might say of the natural world and manmade structures and spaces. His concern for the planet and problems of climate change is very obvious in these paintings. He sees a hope perhaps that nature will have the upper hand finally to succeed in ways we can not ever imagine.

Robert begins every day by drawing quietly with a cup of coffee. This habit allows him to cogitate before he gets on with daily tasks. I have always respected his serious regard for the creative process.

I hope that you who read this may come and see his paintings yourselves but in lieu of that here is a selection of them:

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THE ARTIST PROJECT FEB 19-22: WORKS TO SEE AT BOOTH 409 Note 2

Note 2: Dogteam from Weenusk, Dogsled Loaded, Moses’ Winter Camp

The Artist Project is just around the corner. I have been working on art more than blogging but shall try to amend that.

Here are three more pieces using paintings worked up from more of John Macfie’s photos. I talked about John Macfie previously in “Note 1”. While there are many who would not chose such photos as subjects for painting, I think these photos show that his experience was unusual and special to him. They candidly depict ordinary daily activities of the local Ojibway, Cree and Oji-cree peoples in the 1950’s, one stage of their rapidly changing lifestyle. John lived these moments and as time passes I guess the photos gain more meaning or seem to have done so to me. What is that meaning ? When I first saw these photos something about them grabbed me …let me not repeat myself here. But I will say that rather than making the environment first then the focus image or symbol for it, I am developing both in tandem so to speak. When one really studies a photo such as these for example the more you look the more you see. Or so I think anyway.

So here they are : all are 16″x16″ mixed media canvas panels

1. Dogteam from Weenusk

Dogteam from Weenusk

2. Dogsled Loaded

Dog Sled Loaded

3. Moses’ Winter Camp

Moses' Winter Camp