Sarah Collard: "Entitled 'The River Moves Through Us', it represents a
transportation theme which resembles a Trans Canada trail weaving through
the area. Janice Lukes led a group who spearheaded a campaign to build a
walking and bike path along Cloutier Drive and through this underpass. Since
it is located on two intersecting roads, a transportation theme seemed apt. It
was a substantial feat to collaborate with the entire community and get input
from every source. All influences are featured in this wall and it truly
represents who St. Norbert is both historically and currently."
"I tried to collage different kinds of renderings in one painting. For example,
the red river cart is a simple, child-like painting referencing cubism or modern
painting styles. The voyageur is rendered in a more realistic manner
providing a contrast or juxtaposition of styles. Contrast is something I use a
lot in my gallery work. I do it for fun and to add interest. When people see
two opposing ideas in a composition, it makes them think. It makes me think."