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Boy with a Barracuda

Boy with a Barracuda
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Woodblock print, 45" x 60"
Entrance Lobby 100





Rod Prouse is a Canadian painter and printmaker. He also works with video, photography, and digital imaging. He has received five Arts in Education grants from the Ontario Arts Council and in 1998 was an Artist in Residence at the Open Studio in Toronto. He received first prize from the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts in 1998.

Prouse's work is in the collections of Sears; the World Trade Center, New York; Dean Witter Reynolds, New York; Allstate Insurance Company; and MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario.



Boy with a Barracuda was created using power tools: carving the wood away from a sheet of plywood to leave a raised surface which holds and prints ink rolled onto it, The effect is simple, but vigorous and full of directly expressed energy, The image was inspired by a trip to Belize. On a beach in a remote village, I was in between boat trips to draw and photograph underwater at the reef. Seeing a boy running home with a large fish, fresh from the ocean, struck me as a dynamic image of living on that shoreline, close to the natural world.


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