Usha’s Canadianne, Opus 333, 2005
Frame 30” high x 36” wide. Glass panel 19" high x 23" wide.
This one “took a longer path than usual” as Roger likes to say. He had decided to make a peculiar old yellow opal work as the background for a tree-lined landscape. What happened instead was the yellow was pushed further and further behind other glass until everything had been tinted over except the now flaming trees. The piece so reminded him of the Canadian impressionist Group of Seven that he felt he had to (humbly) reference them.
The clients, who own a family-run cable company, specifically requested the frame. They asked Roger to include the “tension” elements of a suspension bridge in the design.