My current work includes altered books and printmaking processes on paper, the paper is folded into sculptural books. The images are based on photographs from the urban environment, which is very different from the open spaces where I live. The books refer to current events and the impact on the community. In my books the layers of transfer prints reference the destruction, loss of habitat, and upheaval from natural disasters and the manmade destruction of the mortgage crisis. The book is a metaphor for the soul and allows me to cope with daily events. Layers of transfers reference images from my travels and the area around my studio.

As our lives change we cast off things no longer relevant. Recently I have started using my vast collection of objects collected from three generations of family members to create assemblages. I begin by choosing items that best represent the image I want to portray and I incorporate drawings, prints, book pages, old photos and discarded treasures. After selecting items and placing them within the boundaries I search for a way to unify the piece, this often involves adding a layer of paint, tissue, gesso, wax or repeating an element. Assemblage allows me to repurpose found objects to compose three dimensional statements on gender roles, culture and quotes.

Recently I began using historical references as triggers to evoke memories and experiences. Architectural structures reference home and define the spaces in my memory. As my parents age, I become more concerned with the importance of preserving our ancestry. I value handmade objects that preserve memories of our time and place. My work honors the traditions of the past and captures larger truths about contemporary life. Art is a visual perspective of life evolving as history and memory present shared experiences. Universal sentiments create a point of access.
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The Butterfly Effect

Montreal 2016


Artist Residency at lynden
Work by Pat Hidson and Tori Tasch
by Tori Tasch