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Margarethe Vanderpas

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I draw my inspiration from many sources; the waters and limestone cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula and the shorelines of the Canadian Shield on Lake Superior and Georgian Bay. I am fascinated by the powerful forces that have shaped the landscape and the effects that time and weather have had upon the earths' surface. Water in particular has fascinated me since childhood. I delight in the discovery of rhythmic patterns created by light as it passes through water, by the ripples on its surface and how it transforms and distorts what lies beneath. These patterns inspire me not just for their beauty, but because they suggest an underlying natural order. It is fitting that the varied and dynamic forms of all life upon the earth would arise from such an active and animated mediumIt is fitting that the varied and dynamic forms of all life upon the earth would arise from such an active and animated medium.

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