This means: at any given moment, from any given perspective, it is possible to be insensitive (forgetful, unimaginative, inattentive).
Things are what they seem; but it is possible for them to seem differently.
- Jan Zwicky
Shae Anthony is an Irish and Six Nations (Delaware) women trespassing on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh + Sel̓íl̓witulh lands. She is a practicing artist, currently volunteering to teach classes on Vancouver’s Eastside at Enterprising Women Making Art. Shae is an art therapist in training, studying with Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She strongly believes in the inherent value of all beings and the healing power of art. Shae works one on one with people with diverse abilities and walks dogs part-time. She lives in East Vancouver and enjoys spending time with her cat, running, and treasure hunting at thrift stores. Shae tries to find pleasure in every day, and hopes that the work she creates brings joy to people’s spaces.
Through Shae's art practice she explores the strange and blurred relationship of our perceptions of the world and what it is perceived to be. Shae creates a place that is dream-like and hard to make sense of. She brings characters that are bizarre and whimsical to live in this world, uncensored.
For Shae, creating is like a circus. All social rules fall away and creatures rule the world. No hierarchy exists, just controlled chaos.