Collage, June 25, 2017

Ontogenesis was my reaction to Canada 's 150th anniversary of confederation in 2017. We've had our dark chapters. We aren't the same country we started as or that was envisioned at our centennial. Change is continuous, but Canada and her people remain beautiful and distinctive as a society that is among global leaders in many ways.

This painting was recognized with a Merit award in the 2017 International Society of Experimental Artists 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, held in the BIGARTS Centre in Sanibel Florida USA in the autumn of 2017. It was also accepted into the International Society of Acrylic Painters 10th Annual Open International Online Exhibition in 2019.