Romesh's WallMore Works By Shani Mootoo Giclee 2020
12 × 18 in 30.48 × 45.72 cm
FRAMED21 × 27 in 53.34 × 68.58 cm
About Romesh's WallShani Mootoo’s nostalgic images of her childhood home in Trinidad reveal an intimate and compelling story. Her ‘History Revisited’ series—photographs of interior rooms, furniture and trinkets are portraits of a life. This wood wall cabinet contains carefully placed objects—photos, ceramic pieces, vases—a bouquet of fresh flowers. Mootoo does not curate the objects before she takes a picture. They are real.
“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.