The Life Cycle of a Hobo, 2014
8 ½ x 11 in.
Signed and numbered edition of 75 (unframed)
The Life Cycle of a Hobo encapsulates Canadian artist Paul Morstad’s sensibility in a work at once gently humorous and sad.
Morstad’s luminous paintings create a world populated by hobos, extinct flora, and fauna. He draws from memories of agricultural relics and abandoned artifacts on his grandparents’ farms. His work has been shown at Windsor Gallery and Jacana Gallery (Vancouver, BC), and at Galerie Wilder & Davis (Montréal).
Morstad studied Visual Arts at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, then worked for the National Film Board of Canada, and later as a freelance Animation Director and Illustrator. He lives and works in Vancouver, BC.