Sculptural Works & Investigations

As makers we invent and inject meaning into our work. While holding dear our material specialties, I am not fearful to extend my reach into new territory making the creative and material choices necessary to fill the role as narrator. Creative pursuits in exploring new mediums  are key in my growth as an artist. Pushing my own boundaries is important for my growth as an artist and person.

I come from a history of collectors and with the recent down sizing of my Grandma Hosaluk’s home, I naturally gathered items that spoke to me throughout the two year process and stored objects into my studio.  It was the placement of a doll head on top of a shadow box mounted on the wall, that provoked the wall box original function to be lost and it was this construction that led me to explore the doll and it’s body as a way to express new ideas.  The fragility of the porcelain parallels the delicate nature that surrounds childhood sexuality and trauma, while the weight and permanence of bronze have characteristics of strength. These sculptures combine the unique histories of the found objects that express ideas in a way no other material can.  With these sculptures I want to explore my story by creating physical artifacts that link me to a common history.

My art practice guides me to where I have begun, a direct transmission of my mother and father, and their mother’s and father’s, traveling back in four strong, yet different directions, to arrive in one unifying position here in Saskatchewan. This excavation of my ancestry is a valuable exploration of Settler Culture. Engaging in this work is an active expression of healing and allows me to access new pathways in my own thinking. My hands are the tools.

If Fishes Were Wishes, The Dishes Be Done, Porcelain and wood, 14×8″, 2010

Ideal Doll, Decoy Exhibition,
The
Affinity
Gallery, 
Saskatoon,
SK, 2012

The Story of Six Exhibition , Appalachian
Center
 for Craft,
Smithville, TN, USA, 2012

Studio Process

Pagan Doll, Artifact Exhibition, 
Affinity
Gallery,
Saskatoon,
SK
, 2010

The Story of Six Exhibition , Appalachian
Center
 for Craft,
Smithville, TN, USA, 2012

The Wait, Wood, Porcelain, Found Object, 15 x 12 cm, 2012

 Rise Up, Bronze, 5 x 3cm, 2011
Saint Seen, Bronze and Ceramic Cast, 15 x 15cm, 2011
 Hear no evil, See no evil,
Bronze, 7x 15cm, 2011

These Things Build Up, Porcelain, Hair, Wood, 12cmx10cmx17cm 2012

Rattle Me, Porcelain, Acrylic, Found Objects, 17cm x 10cm 2013

Let’s Piece This Together, Porcelain, Wood, Found Object, Arcylic, 6x3x4″, 2013

Party Boy, Porcelain, Wood, Found Object, Arcylic, 7x4x4″, 2015

 

It was the addition of colored acrylics and the addition of eyes that began to take works in new directions.

Baby Rattle, Porcelain, Found Object, Acrylic,  12cmx5cm, 2014

XY Chromosome, Porcelain, Acrylic, Wood, 10 x7x10cm, 2013

Tornado Brains, Porcelain, Wood, Wire, 20x12x12, 2014

HUGO, (left) Porcelain, Wood, 19x11cm, 2015, Baby Buck,  Porcelain, Wood, Acrylicv, 15×12, 2015

XY Chromosome, 

XX Chromosome, Porcelain, Acrylic, Wood, 10 x7x10cm, 2013

XX Chromosome, Porcelain, Acrylic, Wood, 10 x7x10cm, 2013

Process

Process

Scrutiny, 20x12x14, Porcelain, Wood, Wire, Tape, 2015

Quarter Pint, Porcelain,Found Object,Wire 18x11x10, 2015

Tiny Twister, Porcelain, Wire, 12x6x10cm, 2012

Process

Process

Pysanka Vinegar Etch, 2018

MORE INVESTIGATIONS TO COME

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