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I am an emerging feltmaker and textile artist living in Canada's National Capital Region with my partner and our Yorkie dog and Tortie cat. I graduated from Canterbury High School’s specialized and intensive visual arts programme (1998). Exposed to various mediums during my art studies (including photography, mixed media painting/drawing, life drawing, print-making, ceramics, sculpture and textiles) I explored the possibilities of each before falling in love with felt-making during a special apprenticeship. Working primarily on interpretative landscapes and conceptual abstract pieces, I strive to convey the raw emotion I see and feel in the natural world of expansive sky, vast water, towering trees and young plants. The physical process of patting, rubbing, rolling and kneading the natural fibres until they mat together not only creates work that communicates what I see, but also implicates my body in the physical environment from wh…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 3
  • Joined January 6, 2008

Favorite materials

Wool Roving, Mohair Locks, Silk, Pulled Sari Silk, Bamboo Fibre, Soy Fibre, Storm Window, Embroidery Hoop

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About

I am an emerging feltmaker and textile artist living in Canada's National Capital Region with my partner and our Yorkie dog and Tortie cat. I graduated from Canterbury High School’s specialized and intensive visual arts programme (1998). Exposed to various mediums during my art studies (including photography, mixed media painting/drawing, life drawing, print-making, ceramics, sculpture and textiles) I explored the possibilities of each before falling in love with felt-making during a special apprenticeship. Working primarily on interpretative landscapes and conceptual abstract pieces, I strive to convey the raw emotion I see and feel in the natural world of expansive sky, vast water, towering trees and young plants. The physical process of patting, rubbing, rolling and kneading the natural fibres until they mat together not only creates work that communicates what I see, but also implicates my body in the physical environment from which I draw my inspiration and materials (sheep's wool, mohair locks, silk, bamboo and soy fibres).

Outside my artistic practice, I am passionate about the arts and the Canadian cultural industries. I believe, as poet and activist Catherine Frazee asserts, that "[a]rt is far more than a way of decorating our world; it is a way of knowing it." To this end, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (honours) at Carleton University in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies. With a specialization in “Gendered Ethics and Social Justice,” I examined the various representations of gender, sexuality, disability, and race within artworks that challenge taken-for-granted Western representations of ‘normative’ embodiment. I have also worked as a Junior Trade Policy Officer and a Junior Market Development Officer at Canada's federal cultural ministry, the Department of Canadian Heritage. In this capacity, I conducted research into the dual nature of cultural goods and services (social and economic) and administered arts funding through the Trade Routes Contributions Program.

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