Gather. Preserve. Repeat. 2018
Gather. Preserve. Repeat. reflects on the cellar spaces and basements of old homes, made for storing foods and preparing for habitation. It is a place meant for safety, family, and storage. In this body of work, jarred natural dyes represent the preserved foods in times of hardship and the memories made from making jarred goods.
Painting with natural dyes is a way I disperse memory over a surface and bring attention to the water from the land by using collected snow and rainwater. The emphasis of food and place, which reoccurs through much of my work, preserves the memory of home and my Aboriginal heritage.