Homecoming: Art As Path And Portal
Join us in the Dal Schindell Gallery for an opening reception on September 13 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be a guest performance by contemporary dancer Joanna Anderson.
Separate, together, empty, full, undoing, weaving, leaving, coming. We are always flowing. We are always on the path and yet we are always home. Homecoming.
Situated on the stolen, unceded land of the Musqueam Nation, ‘Homecoming’ is a multi-medium meditation of becoming human and what it means to live as intra-beings. Over a decade ago, I dipped a sealed letter into hot wax: an invitation to begin a journey of turning loss, questions, fragments, and loose threads into a different approach to creativity and art making. This grounding process brought me back to my body, heart, and wisdom. I now extend the same love letter to you: an invitation towards healing, wholeness and intra-connection through the death-life-death creation process.
Homecoming experiments with plant dyed silks and cottons embedded between wax either (beeswax and damar tree resin or microcrystalline), miniature clay figures, life sized plaster cast figures, pounded flowers, moss, finger-paints, film, words, dna and morse codes, as well as simple watercolour meditations. Each piece is a conversation with self, environment and ‘other’ and has been co-created through a process involving embodied listening, making, writing, sharing and witnessing.
You are invited to join the conversation. To be. To listen. To feel. To respond. To make. To be woven-in. To feel the edges of yourself as you respond to the edges of mine.