Phendrana Drift is composed of two collections of paintings. The first collection is comprised of a series of 35 paintings all measuring 14" x 18". They were produced by pouring white glossy paint onto matte black backgrounds. The end result depicts snowflakes falling at night in a skyscape. These stark black paintings differ from one another even though they employ the same technique. The effect is a variation in pattern, indicating a heavy or light snowfall. Installed in a grid formation, the artist plays with the patterns to create an atmosphere.

The second collection is comprised of a series of 3 landscape paintings ranging in size from 33" x 44" to 4' x 5'. These pieces take on a first person perspective – the perspective of a driver. There are matte black skies, and road-sides framed in white snowdrifts. These minimal landscapes lack road signs or landmarks, indicating a non-specific geography and thereby allowing the viewer to insert themselves personally in the space in a physical, emotional or virtual fashion.
Phendrana Drift Series
Before We Leave, 2007. Acrylic on Canvas, 33" x 44".


Phendrana Drift Series
From The Road, 2007. Acrylic on Canvas with Screenprint, 33" x 44".


Phendrana Drift Series
We Stay in Cabins Belonging to Other People, 2008. Acrylic on Canvas with Screenprint, 5' x 4'.


Phendrana Drift Series
Phendrana Drift, 2008. Installation view. Resource Center for the Arts Gallery, St. John’s, NL


Phendrana Drift Series
Phendrana Drift, 2008. Installation view. Resource Center for the Arts Gallery, St. John’s, NL


Phendrana Drift Series
Phendrana Drift, 2008. Installation view. Resource Center for the Arts Gallery, St. John’s, NL


Phendrana Drift Series
Phendrana Drift, 2008. Installation view. Resource Center for the Arts Gallery, St. John’s, NL


Phendrana Drift Series
Snow painting #35, 2008. Acrylic on Canvas with Screenprint, 14" x 18".


Phendrana Drift Series
Snow painting #4, 2007. Acrylic on Canvas with Screenprint, 14" x 18".