Nicolas Grenier / The Growth, 2018

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THE GROWTH
2018. OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 40" X 50" (102 x 127CM)

TEXT IN PAINTING (ON THE STEPS, DARK GREEN ON BLACK):

The Growth now exceeds anything our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers had ever seen.

Year after year, we keep pushing it further as it gains mass and volume, like a giant snowball collecting everything on its way. It keeps expanding and will continue to do so during our generation, the next, and the one after the next.

Then, one day, the weight of the Growth will become too great for even the strongest of our descendants. The burden of pushing the mass forward, in which her ancestors had found meaning, wisdom and even happiness, will no longer be hers. Dumbfounded, she will move on,
followed by others.