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Advent 2007: Arctic Madonna

Pitaloosie Saila (born 1942)
Arctic Madonna, 1980
color stonecut and stencil on laid paper
Arctic Madonna
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

This is, I think, my favorite work of this year's Advent art project. It's part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, a country I've been to once. A few years ago, I attended the wedding of a former co-worker in Lansing, Michigan. I made plans to meet a friend in Detroit for lunch; when we got together, I suggested we eat in Windsor, Ontario, because I'd never been to Canada. She agreed, and after crossing the river, or possibly driving under it, we found an Italian restaurant and had a nice meal. Truly, a lasting tribute to the value of open international borders. My intention is to go back to Canada at some point. At the very least, I'll cross the border at Fort Kent, Maine, when I get around to making that end-to-end drive of U.S. Route 1.

2003: McCabe, "Christmas Night of '62"
2004: Low, Christmas Morn
2005: Bad Santa
2006: Dickens, From A Christmas Carol, first stave

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Tags: advent: 2007, art: printmaking

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