Puget Sound Memory - Rainforest & Tidal Pools
This colorful landscape is drawn from memory and depicts the Puget Sound. Part of a series made during the 2020 pandemic lockdown, this work was inspired by David Dupuis' desire to return to the Pacific Northwest during his confinement. The act of drawing from memory acknowledges the alteration or disappearance of cherished landscapes due to climate change and overdevelopment. The artist also responds in this work to an urgent call for the arts to take action and document threatened ecosystems.
David Dupuis works in colored pencil, graphite and collage, frequently depicting landscapes and biological forms. His art combines surrealist and symbolic imagery, incorporating themes of personal memory and desire. Dupuis' diaristic approach has expanded over his career to include reactions to social issues such as climate change.