Carved Stones Series, 1985 – 1990

The dynamic, sculptural forms of the stones of British Columbia’s Gulf’s Islands have a deep, multilayered meaning for Pnina. The mixed-media works on paper and canvas focus on intimate interpretations of stones whose organic, bone-like forms reach far into our past.

Historically speaking, Canada’s cultural past is very short. Pnina’s work brings Canada into the universal context by introducing stones that chart the history of the earth and juxtaposing them with man-carved stones that chart our civilization. By placing stones carved by man into a landscape of stones carved by nature, the imagery creates integration as opposed to principles of conquest and domination of the earth, creating a potential for a positive relationship with nature.