PETER WYSE

PETER WYSE


ABBOTSFORD, BC


Statement:
I live within a landscape filled with dogs and frogs, flora and fauna, and even a rubber duck or two. My home is both peaceful and playful. Silence is interrupted by the rhythmic message of the frogs and the howling wolves that reside next door; it is the band of musicians who I paint. The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre believed that life must have meaning, but it is we, ourselves, who must create this meaning in our own lives. Perhaps this is why I have collected symbols like the apple, which alludes to life, or the rubber duck, who witnesses the most intimate moments of our lives, and much like the dog, plays the fool with us too.

History:
1995 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC