The Foundists, 1964
The Foundists are a fictional collective of lumberjacks, turned nomadic artists, who until summer 1964 worked for a Newfoundland paper mill in Cornerbrook. They have not been seen or heard from since they resigned on masse and there is growing speculation about their work and it’s presumed value. The Foundists gained notoriety given the controversy regarding their reported ritualistic and psychedelic creative processes.
In an attempt to cash in on the hype surrounding the lost work of The Foundists, I embarked on wide search to locate potential artworks by the mysterious collective in order to sell them and fund her own art education.