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Diana Thorneycroft
The Martyrdom of St. Anne
2005
chromogenic print
edition of 7
40″ x 50″

Courtesy of: Michael Gibson Gallery
and the artist
Estimate: $5500

Tenth time participating in
Art With Heart

Artist Statement

The Canadiana Martyrdom Series used paraphernalia that is quintessentially Canadian: landscapes obtained from calendars and tourism posters¬† and Canadian “icons” like Anne of Green Gables. The series depicts spectacles of violence; martyrs die, and the audience, both animal and human, bears witness to the crimes being committed. The narratives, absurdly “Canadiana”, are ambiguous. The content refers to tourism, national identity, Canadian culture and industry.