“The subject matter of this series is Wildflowers. I used a polaroid camera to capture these resilient landscapes where the strength, beauty and naturalism of wildflowers are on display. For me wildflowers represent nature at its most optimum and act as a metaphor for us in hard times. Wildflowers spring up in the middle of nowhere every year despite harsh climates, and always grow full of grace and beauty.
I then paint on the polaroid films allowing the paint to interact with the surface and pre-existing image until a balance is reached. I then scan the painted polaroids so that the paint becomes ‘fused’ to the original photograph. To me these works explore the relationship between the expressiveness of applied paint and the singular ocular point of vue of instantaneous polaroid photography and play upon the dynamic between control and chance that occurs in these two mediums.”
Ottawa-based artist Heidi Conrod draws inspiration from a wide-range of sources, spanning from science, literature, nature and philosophy, to Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. Conrod’s work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation, in intuitive and improvisational ways. Through the act of layering, forms and shapes are multiplied by superimposing, and the space of the canvas expanded. Her works develop over an extended period of time, and define themselves through the process of emergence. Her work explores the nature of direct visual experience, one that involves infinite movement and thought. She has exhibited her work in galleries across Canada and the United States. Her work can be seen in numerous private and public art collections.
The prints you receive are archival, photographic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.
Each print ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist, which serves as proof your artwork is a bonafide member of its limited edition. You should keep this in a safe place.
All prices are in American dollars (USD).
Each print is framed in a hand-milled solid maple wood frame. Frames include spacers to highlight the depth of the frame, and to add impact to the artwork. Canadian customer orders are framed in Toronto; orders from the United States are framed in Ohio. All frames come with D-rings for installation.
Upon receiving your order, we will send you an order confirmation. Your artwork(s) will be printed and framed to order. Expected lead time is 3-4 weeks. Delays due to COVID-19 are possible and depend on the shipping provider. Feel free to send us an email anytime about your order!