Artworks and Artists

Carr, Emily
oil on wove paper
58.7 x 90.7 cm


By the 1930's, Emily Carr's attention turned almost completely to the coastline and shores of British Columbia. In the spring of 1933, she purchased a caravan trailer, and began sketching on Vancouver Island near Victoria. The "Elephant", as she named her trailer, allowed her the freedom to explore the sea and the open skies.

In this work, Carr paints the pure sky-scape. "Skies out west are big. You can't pin them down", she once wrote.