We are Going to Live Here Forever
   
Artist
Terry Drahos
   
Medium
Mixed Media on Board
 
Subject
 
Dimensions  
H 25in x W 17.5in
   
These works address the often asked question, "Where are you from?" Drahos investigates maps and North American homes through her personal history, chronicling each house she has lived in from birth to present day. Layered fields of colour are created through the use of intricately hand cut stencils of maps and houses. The process of creating the stencils is an act of intimately interacting with the details and subtleties of each architectural shape and geographic path. Considered in their composition, but loose and exploratory in their execution, Drahos' paintings pit precision against imperfection, design against instinct, and rule against abandon.