Joyce Westrop

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Drawings

        The Artist Gallery

In 2008, after the global market crash, it seemed like the sky of the Chicken Little stories had really fallen. I did a series of sketches based on the notion

that some contrarian urge would lead us to use coal-powered steam-punk technology to solve our financial and ecological problems. For these

sketches, I used images of excavators, mining equipment and "steam"-shovels as my starting point. The finished series of drawings Mining for Sky and

Trading Gold for Sky came out of these musings.

 

Joyce Westrop, art, visual art, visual artist, Ottawa, Canada, installation, tire, drawing, sculpture, tire

sculpture, printing, photography, montage, exploded tire