This intriguing minimalist composition by Pat Service was inspired by her love of road trips and is all about colour and clean, bold shapes. The canvas is saturated with a deep blue bordered by golden yellow and divided by a curvy white line--the road. Gulls appear to float through the sky. One stop sign (—come to a full stop! Hence the painting’s name--punctuation) stands out.
“The road trip again becomes an excuse for the fun of putting strange marks, shapes, textures and colours together, to make something no-one has seen before.” Pat Service
She acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of B.C. and later studied art at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Service’s work is held in private collections in North America, Britain, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.