Artist’s Inspiration: Rukhsar Jaffer

Ocean view in the background. White text overlay reads Artist's Inspiration: From Coast to Coast to Coast

We invited local artists to respond to the theme From Coast to Coast to Coast as part of our Wall of Art series, a quarterly juried art show produced in partnership with Guelph Arts Council. The submissions received were incredibly varied, as each artist brought a truly unique perspective to the theme. For this blog series, we asked the artists to share their inspiration and the story that their piece tells.

Rukhsar Jaffer
Photography Serenity, by Rukhsar Jaffer

O Canada! Where do I even begin? The land that has opened its arms and made itself home to people from all around the world. The land that said to so many, “The coast is clear over here, take your refuge”. The land of peace, freedom, and opportunity, but most importantly, the place I call home.

Photographed in “Serenity” is White Rock, BC. It is a place that is quoted as having, “something for everyone”, sort of like Canada as a whole. White Rock is a place with a lively and fun music scene, art scene, cuisine scene, as well as a scenic scene. White Rock is one of Canada’s many gems, and as a photographer from Ontario, it’s a place I quite enjoy. Thank you, Canada.

I believe in helping people capture their special moments. You’ll often hear me saying “picture that”. I’m extremely excited to commemorate Canada 150 and looks forward to all the opportunities it will bring.

Serenity is on display at the Guelph Civic Museum until April 9.

Posted by Dawn Owen on February 6, 2017

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