Nova Scotian artist Gregg Tracey is exploring life as an art form as he battles terminal cancer. Its not unusual for him to explore new ways of expressing his creativity (printmaking, painting, being a luthier and musician, songwriting, woodcarving . . . ), but this one was ignited by a rare and precious source of inspiration: the compassion and support experienced when his family and community surrounded him with compassion and generosity soon after diagnoses. From fund raising to helping hands on his farm, his awareness of the healing family and friends provided has stirred deeper parts of him.
Exploring the idea that each conscious moment lived can affect his health, his journey, his relationships, has added a depth and richness to his life and his artistic practice as reflected in his new show, “Gratitude”. It will run from Nov 26 to Dec 12 at Power House Gallery in Lunenburg NS.