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The Drifter

The Drifter

"There is a beach on Denman Island,BC, informally called “Betty’s Beach”. Locals know this beach to be the place where a woman named Betty, squatted for some time as she avoided military service. While I can’t confirm the story, I do know that there are a significant amount of people who have informally lived in the BC forests and beaches for one reason or another. They were resourceful and lived modestly, not leaving much of a footprint on the environment. This painting is not any one location, but represents the idea of living freely, with less. It’s not a comfortable lifestyle, and wouldn’t be for everyone, but not everyone wants to live the same way anyway, right?"



Crystal Rassi


Oil on Canvas



30" h x 30" w

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