My work reflects my experience as an indigenous, neurodivergent, bisexual woman in a colonial, capitalistic, and heteronormative world. Raised Nisga’a and trained contemporary, my work walks on a borderline between the two. What I create reflects my lived experience, the resilience of my heritage and the forced adoption of Western methodologies. I work in multiple mediums, both historic and contemporary, from intaglio to screen printing, pastels to digital drawings, and traditional wood carving to mixed-media sculpture and fashion.
I’d like to create two pieces: one based off my mother, and one based on my grandmother. This is to pay tribute to the women who shaped me, and highlight the presence of my maternal lineage in a historical context to counter notions of the “vanishing Indian.” I want to screen print, hand paint, and sew outfits based off their favourite fashion decades: 70’s for my gigi, and 90’s for my mom. I’d like to further embody their personalities by modelling these garments in collaboration with Sarah Bowman. I’d like to digitally draw backgrounds for each outfit, inspired by each decade. My intention is that the photos can be printed on a large scale for display.