"When I first saw the mountains, travelled through them, I was most discouraged. Nowhere did they measure up to the advertising folders, or to the conception these had formed in my mind's eye. But, after I became better acquainted with the mountains, camped and tramped and lived among them, I found a power and majesty and a wealth of experience at nature's summit which no travel-folder ever expressed."1

"If we view a great mountain soaring into the sky, it may excite us, evoke an uplifted feeling within us. There is an interplay of something we see outside of us with our inner response."

"The artist takes that response and its feelings and shapes it on canvas with paint so that when finished it contains the experience."2

1 Bess Harris and R. G. P. Colgrove, eds., Lawren Harris (Toronto: Macmillan, 1969) 62.

2 Bess Harris and R. G. P. Colgrove, eds., Lawren Harris (Toronto: Macmillan, 1969) 76.


Bess Harris and R. G. P. Colgrove
Chris Finn

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