Margaret Stawicki
Visual Artist

Blog

(posted on 10 Apr 2018)

We all come from different backgrounds and carry different psychological loads.
As human beings it is natural to want to fit in, but on the other hand we want to preserve our heritage, hold on to our privacy, culture and customs.

My four painting are close ups of different, but in a way similar faces. Similar — as we are all Canadians. Different — as each has an individual personality. Each one wears a symbolic eye mask to protect their emotions.

The masks have pieces of gold and copper to symbolize heritage, past and history. One large translucent mask lays on the top of the four paintings symbolizing unity.