This artist knows beyond any doubt that there is an influence of aboriginal imagery in his work, including his Paintings. When I was about 10, my teacher took my class to see an exhibit of First Nations work at the Museum in Victoria. It was that magic, on that day, which ignited a spark ignited within me to create! I am not aboriginal. On that day, I wished I was.
As a career Art Educator/Artist/Printmaker much of my art and research over the past number of years revolves around “reflections”. I take one image, either a drawing, painting, photograph or print and reflect it into a number of versions. The Family of Images are inter-related because all come from one source image. Usually each suite is composed of 10 to 28 Prints, which I define as a SUITE.
Lynn Kenneth Pecknold focuses on imagery which is suggested or hinted at. He works often in developing SUITES of his works as he explores the natural and man-made world. Recently, his work focuses on the magic of reflected imagery related to stumps and roots. Subliminal - below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their awareness of it.
As a young lad in Victoria, B.C. I scoured the beaches and learned later how to draw mazes using a stick in the sand as my pencil,so as to create limits as we played tag. I loved putting "dead ends" into the large scale patterns ( which could be 100 feet square). This "drawing in the sand" process, I am sure, still directs me whether I am drawing, painting or making prints. Cheers!
These prints were developed upon the return of my wife and I from a year of study at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York in 1969. These prints were created in my West Vancouver and Coquitlam, B.C. Studios. I had at that time a number of patrons who generously supported a Patron Series, and thereafter received one or more of my prints in return. Several of these prints were a part of that series.