Katherine Surridge
City Trees, Other Voices

Katherine Surridge

Jul 22, 2008 – Aug 09, 2008

I see city trees as markers of how time passes; many were here before I was born and some will be here when I'm gone. They are like protectors; they provide shelter, oxygen, a stable ecological environment, and a sense of peace. Historically they have impacted art and spiritual ideologies. 

The trees in my paintings symbolize the spirit and are metaphors for the people in my life. The words layered over the trees are from poems I have written, about the people in my immediate circle and people I know in the city. I'm interested in exploring the dynamics of space and energy created when the words are combined with the tree shape. Mark-making or the written word reveals unexpected symbols and shapes. This approach is not unlike automatic writing, done by Paul Klee and Mark Tobey, or Wassily Kandinsky's approach in his study of the spirit in art. Medieval artist Simone Martini used flat space in painting his immediate environment; these four artists have been an inspiration to me for over thirty years.

'City Trees, Other Voices', represents icons and totems. Coniferous trees were totems to Emily Carr; my west coast trees are deciduous, bare of leaves, their branches reaching out, passing over space and time.

Artist Work
Across the Earth
36 in x 30 in
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$2250 CDN

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As It Seems
20 in x 16 in
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$1200 CDN

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Before You Arrived
72 in x 60 in
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$7600 CDN

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Beyond Boundaries
72 in x 60 in
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$7600 CDN

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Down the Block
36 in x 36 in
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$2600 CDN

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Ever Be
10 in x 10 in
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$650 CDN

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Far Before
72 in x 60 in
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$7600 CDN

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For Even More
20 in x 16 in
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$1200 CDN

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From Here
28 in x 22 in
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$1400 CDN

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Get The Story
72 in x 60 in
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$7600 CDN

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Here We Are
20 in x 16 in
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$1200 CDN

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In Tandem
72 in x 60 in
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$7600 CDN

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Into History
12 in x 12 in
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$800 CDN

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Listening
36 in x 36 in
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$2600 CDN

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Much More
12 in x 12 in
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Part Fore
40 in x 30 in
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$2400 CDN

Artist Work
Rooted In
12 in x 12 in
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$800 CDN

Artist Work
Running Through Water
24 in x 20 in
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$1250 CDN

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Sewn Up Inside
24 in x 20 in
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$1250 CDN

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Smoothing Out
12 in x 12 in
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$800 CDN

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Straight Ahead
12 in x 12 in
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Streaming Down
40 in x 30 in
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$2400 CDN

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To Far Away
12 in x 12 in
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$800 CDN

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To There
28 in x 22 in
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$1400 CDN

Artist Work
Your Way
20 in x 16 in
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$1200 CDN


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