I received some ceramic molds that became the inspiration for new work in the “Preserve” series. I cast the molds using wax to create objects that mimic china used only for holidays and special occasions. These ephemeral objects directly relate to issues of fragility and domesticity.
“Provide” is a continuation of the “Preserve” theme with forms and video that capture the spirit and fragility of life. It envelops the viewer in the work. “Provide”, is an installation that touches on the past; hardships faced and forbearance exhibited in the face of immense difficulties. Delicate, translucent wax skins cast from potatoes are displayed across the floor, referencing a harvested field, while videos of a forest being cleared and digging in the earth play on adjacent walls.
As of September 1, I am sharing a studio at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton; a beautiful, refurbished factory with fantastic facilities, friendly faces and an amazing ambiance. I feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful place to work with opportunities for collaboration, and space to grow. Now its time to work!
My work is multidisciplinary, incorporating sociopolitical ideas that respond to environmental issues, memories attached to objects, women’s issues, and the fragility of family dynamics. My practice has evolved around the creation of work from basic/minimalistic materials within a formal structure that stimulates viewer reaction. I manipulate a variety of fibres through weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, making paper, building with wood, sawdust, and other industrial materials to create series’ of forms that are relevant to my hypothesis. Working with my hands inspires my creative process. I love the intimacy and pleasure in the repetitive movements required to make objects. I enjoy…
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