Frequently this artist's drawings focus on the irrational devotion of sports fandom. Obsessively creating images through meticulous repetition of statistics, Jamieson seeks to express communal stories while questioning how we define people. He is fascinated by numbers and what they can and cannot reveal. In this drawing he has used "2 Peter 3:18" to create the drawing of Daniel Norris. Professionally framed to 25" x 23".
Baseball is a game that we try to define in numbers. Whatever stats Daniel Norris is able to accumulate and record during his career none will be able to embody his approach to life on and off the field. A highly touted prospect with the Toronto Blue Jays, Norris gained attention not only for his pitching, but also by living in 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia van. Norris’s life is spent in pursuit of his faith in Christ, enjoying God’s creation through a simple life connected to nature. 2 Peter 3:18 is prominently stitched on Norris’s glove a reminder of what is important in life; "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."
The Artist: Trevor Jamieson studied Visual Art at the University of Western Ontario where he developed a practice of exploring the shared experiences and collective memories of people, places, and times through art. Upon graduation, Jamieson returned to Sarnia, where he teaches Visual Art at Northern Collegiate, but is also committed to continuing his own art practice. His life-long love of baseball and hockey is combined with his art in his unique sports-figure drawings. He is also environmentally conscious and was inspired to action by Naomi Klein’s seminal book “This Changes Everything: Climate Change vs. Capitalism”, Jamieson has begun creating paintings that juxtapose the urgency of our climate crisis with the familiar tropes of popular culture. Additionally he has used collage as a means of reusing and repurposing the ephemera that builds up in our lives.
In 2014 Jamieson began to exhibit his work, and has been included in shows across the province. Jamieson`s work is on display at The Riverbank & Co. in Sarnia, Cedar Lake Studios in Cambridge, and The Sport Gallery in Toronto`s Distillery District. Jamieson has fun collaborating with his young son and will include his daughter as well once she stops drawing on the walls and furniture.