I work with found pigments and hand-made plant inks. Bringing colour to life from these natural materials is a world unto itself; offering meaning and purpose to often discarded bits. Left behind berries and acorn caps. Stones and scrap metal washed up on the shore. Stinging Nettles at the end of the season or charcoal left in the fire pit. Even the avocado pits are ready to give us more!
Colour is the last gift nature has for us.
Through a process of heat, pressure, grinding, soaking, sifting, drying, and a lot of chemistry magic, these colours come to life.
I live on Treaty One, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.