Wonders Never Cease (work in progress)
series of drawings, coloured pencil and ink on paper, July 2019 - present

The term utopia was first coined by Sir Thomas More in his seminal text Utopia, where he presented the idea of a utopian island. I find this particularly interesting given my own connections to islands throughout my life, namely Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and the island of Montreal. This project then, is my own reflection on islands that I have lived on, their similarities and differences, while considering an idealised island environment. I’m interested in the potential of islands to be isolated and contained as fantasies, getaways, or alternative societies.

This project is supported by a Jeunes Volontaires grant from Emploi Québec and a Research, Creation, and Exploration grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).

Untitled #1
coloured pencil and ink on paper, 2019
20” x 16”

Untitled #2
coloured pencil and ink on paper, 2019
16” x 20”

Untitled #3
coloured pencil on paper, 2019
11” x 14”

Lisa Theriault 2019©