02 July 2012

Meat Matters: Slaughter

40" x 30", oil on canvas, 2007

When looking for suitable backgrounds for the paintings around the Bay & King area in Toronto, I rode my bike behind the big black towers of the TD Centre and discovered a courtyard where cows were just laying around. Granted, they were bronze sculptures, but their presence was surreal and, naturally, I had to incorporate at least one of them. The CN Tower isn't visible from that vantage point, but I wanted to fill the negative space between the buildings and reinforce that this series is set in Toronto.

Part of my Meat Matters series.

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