A figure rendered in rapid calligraphic brushstrokes flies above and parallel to a wide, curved strip of black on a white ground in this painting on paper. The composition, balanced by a flick of the brush in the sky above completes the narrative of Echo who, from Ovid's Metamorphoses, was robbed of her voice by the jealous wife of Zeus. Lonely Echo was forever only able to repeat the last words spoken by another person.
Lynne Fernie is a Toronto artist, OCAD honours graduate and award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has been the recipient of arts and film grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and has been a jury member of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council juries. Her visual art is included in numerous private collections. In addition to her visual arts career, Lynne is also a songwriter. She worked with the Parachute Club and wrote the lyrics for their Canadian classic, “Rise Up”.