Lake Opinicon

More Works By Shani Mootoo Giclee 2017
21 × 31.5 in 53.34 × 80.01 cm
29.25 × 41.25 in 74.3 × 104.78 cm

About Lake Opinicon

Rippling waters act as a mirror reflecting the sunlit lush green landscape and a white and red buoy in this peaceful photograph by Shani Mootoo. The shot has been taken from above—a close-up perspective that immediately draws the viewer in. Mootto is known for her emotive and somewhat enigmatic photographs of both interior and exterior spaces. This framed giclee print is editioned, 1/8.

"As we travel through the land, we inevitably become tourists in our own land, not believing that we are "there" until we arrive at the beautiful, already vetted view we recognize from mass media. In my project, I have chosen to undo this by looking down, rather than off into the distance, to the touristic vistas that have been photographed and painted again and again." Shani Mootoo

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.