Collection: Coda Girvan
I am a self taught queer métis artist currently living in the Edmonton area or AmiskwaciyWaskahikan. Across all mediums my work tends to focus on organic matter, mostly figurative shapes. I have been creating art my whole life but began painting with acrylics on canvas at the age of twelve. The past five years I have been focusing on stripping down natural elements into their most minimalistic form. Each piece is heavily inspired by typeface design and geometric shapes. However, much of the shapes and colours used in my work recently has been influenced by my family history as a métis person. I use my art as a tool to process and as a form of healing.
As a artist on the autistic spectrum painting is often the easiest way for me to communicate my emotions. Much of my work reflects how I deal with body dysmorphia, ADHD, and BPD. I do however try to keep my work a bit ambiguous to leave room for interpretation for the viewer. I find it interesting seeing and hearing how each person interprets my work, basing their ideas off of their own personal beliefs and experiences. Seeing how each piece brings a different understanding to a variety of people, it often inspires me to look closer at new aspects of my work that I hadn’t recognized before. I also try to make my work as inclusive as possible so everyone can feel a relation between my work and their own identity.