Curated by Jennifer Bullock
Tales of Heritage is the result of a fruitful collaboration between two Canadian artists–one of images and one of words. Montreal native Saul Field (1912-1987) was a master printmaker. Tunisian-born, Toronto-based Hédi Bouraoui (b. 1932) is an author of poems, novels, short stories, tales and essays and is currently Writer in Residence at York University’s Stong College. Together they explored the richness of human imagination and expression through a selection of ten myths and legends from around the world. Each tale has been handed down from antiquity, from oral tradition to the written word, and carries with it the integrity of each originating culture. Through their combined research and contemporary interpretation of each story, the artists embarked on a lively exploration of the human experience.
Saul Field (Canadian, 1912-1987), Heritage China, 1980. Etching, 38cm x 56cm. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Collection. Gift of Mrs. Susan Swann, 1995. © Estate of Saul Field. Used by permission. Photo: KWAG.