WAM October 1-2 Sarah Hillock
A bestiary is described by the Oxford English Dictionary as a treatise on beasts. Bestiaries were full of description and illustration. They contained animals both real and mythical and usually drew moral lessons from their real and imagined lives.
The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art in St. John’s opens their own bestiary this afternoon with work from eight artists, including Jack Botsford, Tia Connolly, and Michael Pittman creating a gallery full of animals.
One of the artists is Sarah Hillock, an Ontario artist who returns regularly to Newfoundland.
Sarah has created large works depicting hens and chickens along with flowing script, Taoist excerpts.
I asked Sarah what attracts her to the Bestiary and we went from there.