Lynne Fernie, ‘The Boy Who Came From The Sea’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘The Boy Who Came From The Sea’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘The Boy Who Came From The Sea’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘The Boy Who Came From The Sea’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘The Boy Who Came From The Sea’, 2011, Oeno Gallery
Lynne Fernie, ‘The Boy Who Came From The Sea’, 2011, Oeno Gallery

Rising above a strip of inky black, a black rag doll figure rendered in calligraphic markings meets three curved brushstrokes resembling waves in this painting on paper. A spray of light blue latex and black ink across the composition completes this narrative of birth and rebirth. Fernie is a masterful story-teller and here captures the mythological essence of a boy who came from the sea.

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”.