Quote from the Artist ...
I tried to capture...the celebration, moments after what is
arguably one of the greatest moments in Canadian sports history. I
wanted to show both the jubilation of the winning - Team Canada, as well
as the disappointment the Russian Team must have felt after a very
long and hard fought series.
I decided to also paint the separate vignettes at the bottom
of the piece to show Paul Henderson's incredible contribution and
accomplishment of scoring the game winning goal in Games six, seven, and
eight. I think sometimes people forget that Paul contributed far more
than just the Series' winning goal.
I am very proud to have been commissioned to create this
Tribute to both Paul Henderson and Team Canada 72. As with all of the
pieces I have been fortunate enough to have worked on with Paul and the
Team - this one was especially memorable as it was the first piece we
did together. It was an honor to not only work with Paul, but to also
have the opportunity to get to know this true Canadian hero and
- Artist Daniel Parry