© Lee Robinsong

Original: oil on wood, 36 inches in diameter; © Lee Robinsong 1982

“Cortes Island Pastoral” was painted by Lee Robinsong in 1982 as one face of the two-sided wooden sign that once graced the outside entrance to Hollyhock. The sign hung under a shelter where the Hollyhock Gatehouse building now stands.

Inspired by the two-sided British inn signs of the 18th and 19th Centuries, the sign features “Cortes Island Pastoral” on one side and “Cortes Island Rococo” on the other. “Pastoral” is a snapshot of the original Hollyhock Farm and its community members circa 1982. In the centre of the image a hollyhock grows high over the farm, a reference to the prophecy of a gypsy fortune teller who told two of Hollyhock’s founders to “Look out for red hollyhocks growing high over the garden fence. They will be an important sign.”

Available Reproductions

Large Print
Limited Edition of 350

Print size: 24 x 24” (61 x 61 cm)
Image size: 20” in diameter (50.8 cm)
Price: C$150*

Small Print
Open Edition

Print size: 12 x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Image size: 10” in diameter (25.4 cm)
Price: C$100*

Cards
Card size: 6 x 6” (15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Price: C$6 each, C$25 for 5 cards*

*plus applicable taxes, shipping and handling

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