As the rush of air passes Ben Woolfitt
- Mixed Media
- 14 × 22 inches
35.56 × 55.88 cm
Over a charcoal ground, two mirrored silver leaf shapes spew black lines on facing pages taken from a notebook in this work on paper by Ben Woolfitt. Within the composition, two handwritten phrases appear on the left side "As the rush of air passes, it is easier to focus on the day and to let the hurt of the previous day pass," "Not as nearly a trauma for me as her." The work is signed, dated September 3, 2016 with the place it was made, Toronto. On the facing page, the artist has handwritten a phrase "Arched sideways" and is again signed, dated with location. The piece, like a diary entry, is a poetic rumination on a personal and idiosyncratic moment. Born in Saskatchewan, Ben Woolfitt has lived in Toronto since 1965 when he came to study at Founders College, York University. In 1966, he made a trip to New York City and while there was introduced to the paintings of Rothko, Louis, Hofmann and Olitski. In 1978, Woolfitt established what became a very successful wholesale business, Woolfitt's Art Supplies. Wolfitt's artworks are part of numerous public collections including the MacLaren Art Centre, Hart House at the University of Toronto, the Glenbow Museum, the Remai Modern and more. This mixed media work on paper is framed. Framed dimensions are 25 x 31 inches.