In this lyrical ink and latex drawing by Canadian artist Lynne Fernie black figures and markings dance across the canvas. Fernie’s abstract compositions explore the graceful gestures and energy of bodies and libidos—both human and animal.
“It’s a visual language in the same sense as when a poet sits down, and they have some sort of feeling. They know there’s something to be said.” Lynne Fernie
She is an OCAD honours graduate, a painter and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Fernie has been the recipient of arts and film grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. She has been a jury member of both the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council juries. Her visual art is held in numerous private collections. The talented artist is also a songwriter. Fernie worked with the Parachute Club and wrote the lyrics for their popular Canadian classic, “Rise Up”.