Intaglio, 2003


Recently my wife and I bought our first piece of art—an intaglio print by Calgary artist and ACAD instructor Eveline Kolijn. The top half shows a Rocky Mountain lake in the distance, but it was the bottom half that grabbed me: swirling, heaving rock, all ribbons and broken pieces, organic and fluid and studded with what might be trilobites (or squids’ eyes?). The rock is in the foreground, seemingly subsurface; I can’t decide if the image is a cutaway. Was this the artist’s intention? Who knows. But the print does depict Alberta, where what lies beneath—literally and metaphorically—is more complex than many people realize.

Alberta Views magazine, march 2013