Fire in the Garden (L’Hotel-Dieu) 2023

With studious observation Michael Thompson produces exquisite meditations
on his main themes: light and time. In his work light becomes a palpable
presence or entity. Thompson captures the sensation of memory – that point
when an image becomes indelible in the mind. He depicts, even amplifies the
character or mood of people and places as they have persisted in his memory
over the years. Haunting and evocative, his mingling of presence and absence,
interior and exterior, present and past, have a strange and powerful psychological
effect where things, however exactingly rendered, are never as they seem.