Sidney Museum, Vancouver Island, BC
The six artists of Articulation Textile Group come together with their personal family
responses to war, in all of its forms.
My Artist Statement about my Body of Work:
wars seemed ancient history. This project required much introspection about war’s
effect on our family; learning about the Ukrainian internment camps brought it into
focus – our connection is displacement and the difficulties of starting over.
felting, stamping, and other techniques. My first forays into art were with paper,
also employed here. My interest in such work comes through my Nana, whose
hands were always busy – cooking, canning, crocheting, quilting, embroidering,
confidence demonstrated by my great-grandparents, uneducated peasants who
had known oppression and hunger, and how they left their world behind to build
a brighter future for us.