Artful Musing

THE ARTFUL BLOGGER: Only a Canadian artist would paint the Golden Gate Bridge green

Three images from the exhibit "Golden Gate Variations." L-R: "Transamerica," "New Moon," and "Resurrection." By Stuart Kinmond.

By Paul Gessell

Ottawa artist Stuart Kinmond was sitting at home one day two years ago examining a series of photographs he had shot of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Suddenly, his Centretown studio was filled with the sounds of Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations. It was a genuine eureka moment.

The result is Golden Gate Variations, a series of 30 digitally altered photographs, many of them playful, paying tribute to San Francisco’s famous bridge. And, in a manoeuvre that smacks of carrying coals to Newcastle, Kinmond is exhibiting his photographs from May 22 to July 5 at a San Francisco waterfront gallery, Fort Mason Center, near the actual bridge. (more…)