WINNER | 3RD PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – $1,000
Eric Button is an artist living and working in Vancouver. He has a BFA with a major in illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nature and Canadian culture are common themes in his work, which he explores with a sense of humour and a touch of cynicism.
The Death of Mr.Wolf | 22″ high x 40″ wide | Ink on paper
The Death of Mr. Wolf depicts a tragic scene in a dystopian wasteland. The title and the dying anthropomorphic figure in the foreground are attribute to Benjamin West’s masterpiece, The Death of General Wolfe. The mountain looming in the background is Mt. Robson and the mass of disused and decaying objects contains references to art history and Canadiana.