Lynne Fernie, ‘Crescendo / Diminuendo’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘Crescendo / Diminuendo’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘Crescendo / Diminuendo’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘Crescendo / Diminuendo’, 2011, Oeno Gallery

Three horizontal swaths contain a pattern of calligraphic brushstrokes in blue ink and latex that resemble musical notes. This work on paper represents a pattern of crescendo and diminuendo, a gradual increase and decrease in loudness.

In its simplicity, the shapes and characters in this work also reference Japanese Sumi-e brush writing. Lynne Fernie is a Toronto artist, OCAD honours graduate and award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has been the recipient of arts and film grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and has been a jury member of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council juries. Her visual art is included in numerous private collections. In addition to her visual arts career, Lynne is also a songwriter. She worked with the Parachute Club and wrote the lyrics for their Canadian classic, “Rise Up”.