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artist statement

I make art to build connections between my own experiences and the experiences of others. I believe that art has the ability to expose the subtleties and nuances of experience that cannot always be explained in words but that are felt through our senses and emotions. Specifically, I am interested in engaging with the experiences that come from being female in a contemporary Canadian context and investigate connections between and among collective experience and personal experience as a way of finding belonging and my place in the world. By creating art, I attempt to provide opportunities for audiences to connect with the themes and feelings that I try to embed in my art as a way of furthering the web of connections and relatability of experiences. I aim to do this by gently prompting emotional or sensory reactions that suggest responses to nostalgia, longing, acceptance, or hope. ​