02 October 2017

Home Town

by Milé Murtanovski and Celia Sage
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[HOME: Phase Two]

Milé's shrouded figure* lying on the sidewalk was an almost unanswerable challenge. I hope that with a bit of imagination –and humour– the viewer will find the way I changed it to a bag of ski equipment persuasive.  This and other clues suggest my home town.

– Celia Sage 

Always on My Mind
by Milé Murtanovski
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[HOME: Phase One]

Click the image above to see all ten Phase One
paintings from our HOME project.

*That shrouded figure was a homeless man (he was tightly wrapped in white, but his feet and head were actually exposed) sleeping on the sidewalk at Richmond and Yonge in Toronto, a chilling image I've kept not too far in the back of my mind since photographing him (that's my car's side-view mirror on the right) on my way to work in the fall of 2003.

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