At first glance, Ottawa-base artist, Patti Normand, appears to make dioramas of life's sweeter moments; a walk in the park, a dip in the pool, lovers on the dock, all served up like a delicious layer cake preserved beneath a bell jar. Ah, but take a closer look. That fellow isn't swimming in the pool but floating face down while his buddy is lost in his own reveries. The lovers on the dock may believe the heat they feel is from their passion, but behind them a fire rages.
Patti will be showing her work this weekend at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit. Check her work out at booth 35 or check out her website http://www.pattinormand.com/.