Family History (2002/2011)
Originally created during a BFA at the University of Ottawa, this work was remade for exhibition.
My interest in creating this installation stemmed from the common practice of pressing flowers to tell a story as it related to place (imagine the expeditions of Louis and Clark where flowers and plants were collected along their journey to describe the places they had been) and remembrance (the 16th-20th century woman's craft). These elements, the aggressive ordering and pinning of a botanical study and the delicate preservation of memory, are fixed as the content of a speech bubble.
This work is installed at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University faculty exhibition, Art School Confidential: From Then to Now, September 2011 in Cloverdale BC.