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Type Online-Only Auction
Price Realized 130.00 CAD
Date Sold 12/6/2018

Lot # 135
Group - Category Art & Galleries
Lead Blue Unicorn (2017) - Nadina Mackie Jackson
Blue Unicorn (2017) Oil and acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48" - original piece by Nadina Mackie Jackson For reasons I cannot explain, I was inspired/provoked by the title of the book by the original nasty old Scottish religious reformer, John Knox. His diatribe was The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. And that phrase rang uncomfortably in my mind, so I started an abstract painting and called it What Women Are Really Thinking . After I stretched the canvas, I used a black gesso as a primer for the first and last time in my career. While the painting was too good to destroy, I didn’t like it. After carrying it around for a few years, and after seeing an art book in Calgary about the artist Cynthia Girard called Unicorns and Dictators , I decided to release my own inner unicorn and paint on top of What Women Are Really Thinking. I cut down the canvas of the original work and re-stretched it on a 36” x 48” frame, then rapidly sketched my unicorn with a white pencil crayon, then using a sea sponge, painted out the negative space with black gesso. The result is a luminous little unicorn… the colours shine through the darkness in a somehow refracted but undeniable way. Because of all the overpainting and tumult, there is some cracking on the sides, which seems appropriate to the history of the piece, and I committed the further cardinal sin of using the black acrylic gesso on top of the oil to create the negative space, but even if it flakes a bit, the unicorn will prance on.
Name Mackie Jackson Moving Sale - Drayton
Auctioneer Rapid-Sell c/o David Moore & Associates Inc.
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Date(s) 12/2/2018 - 12/6/2018
Bidding Opens: Sunday December 2nd, 2018 at 12:00 noon Bidding Begins to Close: Thursday December 6th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (soft close in effect)
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