About This Work...
"Weston’s work is heroic, rather than brooding or rhapsodic like Emily Carr’s." (41)
The damp, dark roots of Rock Forms, Restmore BC shows the "waiting mood of the forest".(42) Weston shared a love for the changing forms of the forest with his friend and advisor, Emily Carr. Ian Thom writes that he asked Carr for advice a couple of times, and often visited her in the 1930s.
"Carr’s influence is perhaps also evident in some of the small scale panels which explore the deep forest. Weston, however, uses paint in a more graphic manner, seeking to establish his own voice in relation to Carr." (43)