Art has been a passion of mine since I first made a mud pie in the pasture and picked up a pencil. The horse is my spirit animal and represents my connection to my country roots and childhood.
I sold my first sculptural piece to Eddie Keen in 1985 when I resided in AB and immediately recognized how art objects become a conduit. I thrive in the joy others feel through connecting with my objects. I graduated with a BFA (Hons), from the University of Manitoba.
As a woman, an artist, and a female that has experienced sexual deviance in every decade, I am heavily influenced by my past and the injustices that we continue to face.
My sculptures explore elements of nature and the body. I include discarded and found objects in my practice and make functional ceramics as well.
At present I find myself assessing and recontextualizing my observations. The result: some work questions and confronts morality, power roles, patriarchy, and the objectification of women. A prevalent concern, given today's current affairs, and women's issues, like safety, economic challenges and misogyny.
Ceramics is my medium of choice. Clay connects me with the earth and spirit and the making process grounds me. Louise Joséphine Bourgeois said it best; "Art Is My Sanity" and I agree.
I wish to thank the Manitoba Arts Network for choosing Latent Injuria, 2018, as part of the Manitoba Touring Show for 2020-2021.
I also want to thank MAWA and The Winnipeg Arts Council (WAC) for the grants I have received to date, this year.
I am active in the arts community and a long-standing member of Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA).
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