In the presence of art, we may experience inspiration, wonder, and even hope; it can spark our imagination, creativity, and thinking. Our internal awareness and capacity for transformation can expand through experiences with art.
When in front of an artwork, we are connected to the artist and to others who have experienced it. And connection, to ourselves and others, is at the core of art and healing.
Healing isn’t a destination with a fixed timeline or endpoint but rather a path, or many paths. Just like each visit with a favorite work of art is a new experience with new insights, healing is a journey with possibilities stretching out in all directions.
- edited from an online MoMa article by Jackie Armstrong; Associate Educator, Visitor Research and Experience
Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My first memory of creating art is drawing on everything I could get my hands on – even newspapers and books. These early practice sessions led me to where I am today – loving and creating art.
In my teens, my family moved from a small town to the big city of Saskatoon. After completing high school, I went on to attend university, where my world opened up. I took every class that I could which included painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking. After university, I went on to work at the Mendel Art Gallery, where my immersion in the art world continued. Working with a multitude of artists over the years, great staff, and the variety in my work was the reason I enjoyed working in this gallery. I am now retired and have kept busy with painting, creating jewellery, gardening.
Landscape is very often the inspiration for my works and I often use a black outline to highlight areas in my works. In addition to landscapes, many of my works incorporate the vegetation/flowers I encounter during my day-to-day life. I like to modify, weave, and or magnify the vegetation to help express thoughts and feelings into my works. I strive to convey the beauty and intricacy in things many may not notice or truly take in as we meander through life.
The exhibition of my work is a tribute to my mother, who has always encouraged and supported my work, and to my family who has helped me in every way possible to continue doing what I love.
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April - June 2023
Lot 24 Design Co.
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