Thursday, September 07, 2006

Bruce County Hazmat Project

These "Cutouts" take painting to a new level. Using the traditional medium of oil paint, these cutouts are painted on plywood and installed in site specific environments. Part of a roadside cutout series created by Paul Richard James they turn the folk art garden variety cutout into a subversive medium. These cutouts, figures in Hazmat suits, are installed along the shores of Bruce County Ontario, a stones throw from the Bruce Nuclear Reactor and the scene of the fatal water contamination of the town of Walkerton.