Bates cairns are distinctively and uniquely Acadian. I ﬁnd them especially interesting in that they are a historic part of the park while still being functional today. Like Acadiaʼs carriage roads and bridges, these cairns are an important cultural footprint worth preserving. While in residency, I made several excursions to the higher country. Each time, Bates cairns led the way over treeless long reaches of rock. Each time I paused to consider how long they had been there and to wonder how many other people they had similarly guided and kept on route.
Roxanne Everett is a contemporary landscape painter. She is guided by a profound respect for nature and her personal connection to all its parts and processes. She paints to communicate the importance of preserving intact ecosystems, whether it is a scenic vista, an endemic species or a relevant cultural artifact. She believes painting is a way to communicate the need of each individual to forge a deeper relationship with the land. Roxanne interprets the landscape as it appears to her, both visually and instinctively. She uses pattern, texture, color and reﬂections to help deﬁne a subject. These cues elicit an emotional response from the viewer which, hopefully, elicits an intellectual response - including increased public stewardship toward our precious resources.
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Last updated: January 7, 2020