The Sunflower Goddess by Peter Aspell
Peter Aspell (1918-2004) Â is a pioneer of the Canadian West Coast art scene. In 1947, hisÂ work was selected by Lauren Harris to represent the country at the WorldÂ Youth Festival in Prague. Renowned for his highly sensitive explorations ofÂ the human subconscious, Aspell was deeply influenced by the primitivism ofmodern masters such as Modigliani, Derain and Picasso.Â In this paintingÂ Â called the Sunflower Goddess, theÂ artistÂ tis trying to Â engage the viewer in a dynamic narrative layeredÂ in rich tones of greenÂ and orange. The symbolism he employsÂ evokes mythical ancient ritual and resonates with the viewerâs innermost,subconscious self. Throughout his career, Peter Aspell has created originalÂ mythologies deeply concerned with the fate of humankind.
Dimensions: 12″W x 12″D x 11″H