Carin Mac Cana

Selection Of Work From 2000 - 2002

In 1998 we went to visit friends in Cuba, and I became fascinated by the country’s architecture & landscape. Havana’s beautiful old city buildings, raw with bullet holes, damp & decay. Strange limestone formations in the landscape of the western half of the island, containing preserved cave dwellings of escaped African slaves. The country’s history & culture very much on display everywhere, in it’s nature as in the manmade.

After returning home I started to look at the landscape around where I live, noticing with more clarity details like shapes in the earth & the effect of light on the land. These new forms affected the work, particularly the colours; they became more muted.