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Joyce Frances Devlin

BIRTH PLACE Fort Fraser, British Columbia
MEDIUM Acrylic on canvas
DATE 1974
DIMENSIONS 110.5cm x 185cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.08.06a-b
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of the artist, 2015
A diptych featuring five figures in the foreground standing in front of multicolor houses (buildings) and trees in the background. Right side of the diptych: In the background is a stream leading to a green field with three trees in front of a mountain, with a red sun above. There is one tall figure with a green and purple striped dress in the foreground on the left. Half of another figure in a blue and red striped dress is on the left side edge, divided between the two canvases. Another figure in a blue dress is standing in front of a red door to a yellow and brown house in the middle ground on the right. The grass in the foreground is flecked with short red vertical brushstrokes. Left side of the diptych: There is a figure in a green and blue polka dot dress standing with legs astride and hands on hips in the foreground. Two other figures (one is divided between the two canvases) are standing behind on the right. There is a brown pathway leading to a red and purple house in the background and trees in the mid ground. A blue sky is painted in the background.

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