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Title: The Toboggan Hill Never Looked So Big
Dimensions: 18X14 inches
Artist: Theresa Eisenbarth
It’s amazing how a sense of place, a memory can evoke such strong associations and emotions.
Most people would look at this painting and think, huh? For my family and in particular, my sisters, it was a place of refuge. At 8-9 p.m. at night, my sister Val would bundle us up and say “it’s time to go tobogganing.” We thought we were so lucky we had a sister that would take us to go and do such a fun activity. Little did we know at 4 years old that my dad had just come home from the bar and was looking for a fight with anyone around.
The hill still brings back lots of emotions; many happy….including filling and hauling never-ending buckets of warm water from the house across the street to “slick it up” and make our ride super fast.
Looking at it now as a grown adult, it doesn’t look so scary and incredibly steep 🙂
Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat Exhibit called “ Walking The Flats” 2020