Rowena Dykins: Riparian
Friday March 11, 2011 - 12am to Friday March 11, 2011 - 12am
Rowena Dykins studied fine art in England, at Concordia University and at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. A member of several artist groups in the Durham Region and Peterborough area, Dykins’ work has been exhibited regularly in both solo and group contexts.
The word riparian describes a zone that functions as an interface between land and water; here it also suggests a kind of spiritual transmutation made possible through the contemplation of the beautiful or the sublime, found both in nature and in art.
In some instances her abstracted landscape views take the form of aerial images, which alternatively reflect topographical mapping of real geography and the possibilities of serenity and promise, while also suggesting the potential for self-definition and spiritual growth. Dykins’ abstract mappings explore the artistic process as both an action that belongs to itself and as a powerful descriptor of water lapping up against earth and earth jutting out into water.