May 31, 2021

In the Skin

Acrylic and Birchbark on Chip Board 48 x 72 inches 2020

In the Skin

bringing materials to the work
with the skin
of paint and bark
bringing meaning
to the skin
of birchbark black on white
that native gift
of the skin
in longhouses in furs and fire and smoke
sheltering in dark winter
under the skins
telling stories, dreaming
in the skins
delicate yet persevering
skin scarred, marks of healing
covering
with skins
home, loves, stories
in the skin
of earth’s blue
against blackness and zero
Yes, in the skins,
sheltered, nurtured, dreaming,
bringing meaning.


Peter Aitkens November 26, 2020

May 28, 2021

The Archer of Light

Acrylic on Masonite 13.5 x 26.5 inches 2021

August 17, 2020

Elephants

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Acrylic on Linen     37 x 40 inches      1993
The Standish Forge in the early 1990’s

August 8, 2020

Viewswept

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Acrylic on Linen      16 x 40 inches              2007

July 23, 2020

Down stream

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Acrylic on Canvas       30 x 60 inches          2020

July 9, 2020

Paddling Among the Lilies

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Acrylic on Canvas       32 x 48 inches           2020

July 2, 2020

5 Chim Island

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Acrylic and Coloured pencil on Paper       11 x 15 inches        2016

June 30, 2020

Irises by the Lake

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Acrylic on Canvas         20 x 30 inches          2020

June 26, 2020

Expanding Galaxies

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Acrylic, Coloured Pencil, and Birchbark    30 x 22 inches
2015

June 24, 2020

Decision Point

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Acrylic on Linen      24 x 40 inches      2002