Paul Morstad

Groundhog Meteorology by Paul Morstad (2006) Painter and illustrator Paul Morstad “looks to the details to see the bigger picture, turning his obsessions with maps, zoology and our ever-changing environment into art that would have even the least cartography-minded moving in for closer inspection,” Montreal’s Hour magazine reports. “Always on the lookout for old maps, he treats each one with gum shellac before painting, but they remain thin and delicate, more like an animal skin than canvas.” An exhibition of Morstad’s work entitled Fish and Bird is on display at the Wilder and Davis Gallery in Montreal until September 4. (At right: Groundhog Meterology, 2006.)