A grey-earth tinted boat shape trailed by a dark triangular shape on a atmospheric ground of cool white pierces a band of brown and black in this square acrylic painting. The painting may be interpreted as a landscape with horizon line or topographically, seen from above, or as a non-figurative work depicting a dynamic journey up the picture plane.
Rick Rivet is Metis born in Aklavik, Northwest Territories. His family lived by trapping, hunting and fishing. Rivet completed his MFA at the U. of Saskatchewan in 1989 and began painting full time. His influences are varied and derive from shamanistic imagery of people the world over including North American Indigenous, Inuit, Australian Aborigine, Norse, Oceanic, Siberian. Rivet has been the recipient of over twenty awards, scholarships and bursaries, including a Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, and the Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship Residency Program for the Heard Museum in Phoenix. His work is in private, corporate and public collections in Canada and the US.