Christine's Arrangement

More Works By Shani Mootoo Giclee 2020
12 × 18 in 30.48 × 45.72 cm
21 × 27 in 53.34 × 68.58 cm

About Christine's Arrangement

A dark wood dresser, a collection of objects—family photos, porcelain turtle statues, a china plate, a bottle of perfume—meaningful objects that tell a story. This is the Trinidadian home that artist and celebrated writer Shani Mootoo grew up in. She returned to take photos of its interior rooms that both her family and time had transformed. This nostalgic series is called ‘History Revisited.’

“It is there in that house that I see my roots and I wanted to record the marks on it before time takes it away forever.” Shani Mootoo

This print is matted, framed (21 x 27 inches). Print size is 12 x 18 inches. It is also available in two larger sizes, 16 x 24 (framed 25 x 33 inches, edition of 8, $2,600); and 21 x 31.5 inches (30.5 x 40 inches framed, edition of 5, $3,400).

An accomplished writer, filmmaker, painter and photographer Shani Mootoo earned a BFA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MA in English from the University of Guelph. Her novels have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Mootoo's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Queen’s Museum in NYC, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and at the Venice Biennale. Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland and raised in Trinidad. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.