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mixed media on canvas
Speedwi may not be able to fly, but don't be a Nancy Nay-sayer and crush his only dream in life.
Let him have this.
WOOSH, SWOOSH, SWISH,
NERROOOM, and other flying cape
This piece focuses on utilizing curves that become straight, parallel lines to generate a feeling of both motion and play.
This piece focuses on utilizing curves that become straight, parallel lines to generate a feeling of both motion and play. The hook of the canvas, curving downwards at the front, deviates from the straight lines the rest of the curves culminate into, drawing the eye to the front.
The use of line-weight on the bottom leg of this canvas creates a shadow that enhances the linework of the piece. This is unique to this design and rare amongst the stylistic uses of line-weight that Rawry & Pohly employs on other canvases.
right-facing character runs across the canvas, their wings outstretched above them with a triangular, sky-blue cape trailing behind.
This remains one of my favourite memories of this piece to this day.
make-believe. That was really what we wanted to capture in this piece.
However, the most interesting thing happened. When we were driving to an art show in Toronto in our early days—we lived in Regina, Saskatchewan at the time—when we were hit by a heavy snowstorm and had to stop in Sudbury, Ontario. We ended up asking on Facebook for help for a place to stay and one of our friends asked their parents if we could stay there. After a lovely evening of looking
at hilarious childhood photo albums, his mom told us how much she loved this artwork of the seal diving into the water with a sunset and mountain in the background.
She was holding Speedwi upside down and we were both amazed, because it did indeed, look exactly like a seal diving into the water with a stylistic sunset and a mountain. This remains one of my
favourite memories of this piece to this day.
e made Speedwi to be the essence of childhood joy and wonder, the feeling of running while in a cape and playing