Collection Western Canadian Wilderness
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08. Ancient Retrievals; Wood Buffalo Park, Alberta, Canada

4’ x 4’ recycled wood panel, sawed rounds of forested wood, acrylic

In this painting ancient Neolithic and Canadian imagery references integrate; where wild buffalo once roamed is now a stationary reference to a limited area, Wood Buffalo Park. The central circle echoes Neolithic life giving symbols even perhaps the shrine grave. Levels of polyvalent interpretation emerge from imagery juxtapositions. The bear foot marks amidst the luminous blue are reminiscent of the grand aurora of northern skies yet the beauty of its luminosity emits an almost ominous glow. Bear tracks circle the buffalo; illustrating the matter of time. The birch tree is painted in acrylic; the tree ends are sawed off circles of forest wood.

Western Canadian Wilderness.
University of Alberta, Forestry Department

Public Collection

This is the final post of the series, Meet the Artist Eisert Hall prior to her interview with CiTR Radio Station. Follow this site to listen to the interview broadcast.

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07. Ancient Retrieval Series, Encoded Memory; Ecofeminist Projects1988 – 98
Divine Signs
28” x 32,” acrylic paint, paper

After drawing, woodblock printing, working with concepts and imagery to perceive, know, understand through body, mind, memory; these art works were created spontaneously.

Resident of Malcolm Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1995 to present. Ecofeminist concepts, imagery, research and artwork began in Edmonton, late 1980s and continued to present.

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Triptych Series, 1985 -1987
This smaller painting assemblage is a 4’ x 4’ artwork related to the double triptych, “Pascal and Wilderness with Tree of Life and Tree of Death. A number of painting assemblages are created with materials and techniques related to this project.

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Triptychs Series 1985-87
The Bride, detail ; Pascal & the Wilderness, Tree of Life; Tree of Death; Angels, Bride I & II, & Pascal;
4 triptychs each, 8’ x 8’
The Bride 1985 Copyright © Eisert Hall
“…the present culture is caught between ages. This results in discomfort even confusion. As I create these works I am aware of a struggle in my own integration. The future struggling with the past, the mind wanting the spirit as integral; emotions stilled by a question that emerges from the process of creation. I do not see my own multi level struggle as a solitary quest; it is a quest resulting from an age that is demanding a more total integration. Room is being made for both the mystic and the scientist…” Excerpt, Eisert Hall Notes, 1985
Inspiration: Patterson Ewen, Mural painting, 1981, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Residencies intermittent; New York 1984-5, Research; New York; Marcel Duchamps, a urinal, “Fountain;” Robert Rauschenberg, Paintings, Combine works; Claus Oldenberg and Coose van Bruggan, soft sculptures of utilitarian electronic objects, ; 12th century Italy, Cimabue, Duccio, Massacio, Uffizi Gallery; Leighton Artist Centre 1985, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Exhibitions; 1990- 91 Works Festival; Edmonton, Alberta Canada; 1987 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada;
1991- 92 Combine Paintings, 2’x 4’ Design Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada;
1989, Dialogue Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 1989 Neopersona, New York, USA

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A EISERT ChoiceSay,See.Hea. Do Noth.PB033556-001 (1) (1)
Powers 1984 Copyright © Eisert Hall

“The man described for us, whom we are invited to free, is already in himself the effect of subjection much more profound than himself. A ‘soul’ inhabits him and brings him to existence…the soul is the effect and instrument of political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body.”
― Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

This interactive installation presented three large paintings. Only one of the three is shown here: Choice: See, Hear, Say Do Nothing; 9 X 16 feet;
Other paintings: The Prisoner’s Story, 9 x 25 feet; And Powers, 9 x 16 feet. Text of Stanford University Experiment, 1971 and reflecting surfaces posted.

Inspiration: Community life, perception, observation, studies and reflection.
Books: Michel Foucault: The Birth of the Prison; Aldus Huxley, 1984.
Volunteer work, Correctional Institute, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Sociology Studies, University of Lethbridge; Residency in New York and travel to Rome, Florence, Italy. Research: Museums, Cathedrals, Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Medieval Painters generally including Cimabue, Duccio.

Exhibition: Peace Conference, Montreal.

Supported by Canada Council Award

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