Thursday, October 18, 2012

BC Ministry of Energy, Painting by Eileen Gidman

'Everyday Clothesline'
Watercolour painting by Eileen Gidman

Eileen Gidman's 'Everyday Clothesline' was presented by Fortis, BC to Cory Waters, the Manager of the Energy Efficiency Branch, of the BC Ministry for Energy, Mines and Natural Gas for an ongoing partnership in energy conservation programs. Click here for photo of presentation This presentation took place at Okanagan PowerSense Forum & Awards 2012 and will also be represented in Castlegar on Oct 24, 2012.
 'Everyday Clothesline'
Energy conservation is dear to artist Eileen Gidman. Through a series of paintings featuring clotheslines, she highlights the concept of energy conservation.
The painting 'Everyday Clothesline' tells a story that evokes nostalgia for another time. The older style shingled home emphasizes the mood, and the clothesline reel and electric meter are prominently featured to signify the need for protection of our resources.
It is, however, the workman's hanging clothes that first caused Eileen to photograph the scene. She feels this scene speaks of everyones' ability, even after a hard day of work, to hang their clothes to dry.
Not only are clotheslines economic and green, they're just so artful!

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Win Dinn, Artist said...

Fabulously exciting, Eileen - congratulations on a wonderful painting and your prestigious commission.

Mellowood Gallery said...

Well done Eileen - it is a great painting.

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Laura Leeder said...

Once again Eileen, Congratulations!
An important and exciting commission.