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Paula’s Public Dream


This screen print is from early in my career. At that time, I was doing illustration for posters, books and magazines. Most of my clients were publishers and theatre companies from the local Edmonton area. I was also pursuing a career in the fine arts, exhibiting my personal work at every opportunity.
In the early 80’s, there was a shift in the field of commercial illustration. Work was becoming more open and expressive. Artists like Ralph Steadman, Sue Coe and Ian Pollock were pushing boundaries, and they were a huge influence on how I approached my work. The newly opened SNAP print studios also provided me with the resources to do my screen printing, and I was there often.
This print was designed for a poster of a public performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snow Queen’. The audience followed a route through the streets of Edmonton to see chapters of Andersen’s tale unfold as they were performed at points along the route. This image not only illustrates the events from the story, but also serves as a map of the route of the performance, starting at Jasper Avenue and ending at the Snow Queen’s ‘palace’ on 101 Street.

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Dimensions (framed) 31" x 25"
Dimensions (unframed) 23" x 17"
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Rental price$21.00
Purchase price$700.00

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