Keepers of the Coast further explores the material and sculptural potential of minimalist painting. String binds the work while creating texture, tension and fragmentation. A single kintsugi-inspired gold line speaks to repair and history. Poured paint augments expression resulting in layered forms that remind me of the magical mountains seen in my travels to Cappadocia, Turkey. Simultaneously, this abstract landscape is reminiscent of Canada's beautiful West Coast. Keepers of the Coast is named to draw attention to the important work of Doug Neasloss, elected Klemtu Chief and Central Coast Resource Alliance (CCIRA) board director. The painting’s name is from the film of the same name by Aaron Heidt that takes a close look at how the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv Nations are stewarding their marine territories. I have done several creative projects with the Kitasoo/Xai'Xais nation and support their goal to create sustainable environments, healthy local economies and communities by working together. Purchasing this work means that 35% of your investment will go directly towards CCIRA helping them further their initiatives.