All my Relations

All My Relations, 2018. Icons were hand and laser cut from the artist's archives of plant-based works. Plant material, archival prints, magnets. 120" X 36"

All My Relations (AMR) celebrates the life of my late mother Anita - our family storyteller and archivist - and our Prairie Métis heritage. Each iconic image is cut from my digital archive of completed plant-based works. Each represent a story that Mum told (and retold) to model behaviour and values such as the importance of the natural world, family history, kindness, generosity and humour.

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Hemoglobin, 2018. Staged and photographed cranberries arranged in an infinity pattern and printed. Image cut into strips and woven. Archival print 7' X 3.5'.

Hemoglobin represents my mother’s final breath. (When we breathe, hemoglobin carries oxygen from our lungs to our tissues and carbon dioxide back to our lungs.) Age 93 and a life-long practitioner of yoga, Anita’s last breath was taken in Shavasana (final relaxation pose) guided my sister Wendy, an Iyengar Yoga teacher. Hemoglobin is designed to float on air currents to simulate breathing.

Click here to view photographs of the works on display at the University of Victoria's Legacy Art Gallery.

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