This expansive charcoal drawing, originating from a photo captured during a voyage on a lobster boat from Lunenburg, encapsulates the raw essence of commercial fishing. The chaotic aftermath of this endeavor, with its scattered remnants of lobsters and fish, finds an artistic parallel in the presence of gulls, ceaselessly trailing fishing vessels and waterfronts. As "The Heart of Things" delves into themes of mortality, predation, and life sustained by scavenging, the portrayal of a seagull seamlessly intertwines with the narrative. Meanwhile, the artistry behind the scenes is equally awe-inspiring. Crafted on a canvas of 4 x 5 ft, the process involved meticulous gridding, intricate pencil sketches, and the gradual infusion of charcoal to breathe life into each square.
- Myra Freeman, Former Lt-Governor Nova Scotia, Patron Heat Theatre
- Eva Moore, Artistic Producer, New Act, Bala
- Rosemary Gilbert, Portmanteau Productions, Montreal
Heat Theatre is proud to work and live in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We are all Treaty people.