In the HOLE

In May 2017, I spent two days as artist in residence selected by Linda Duvall – Saskatoon based visual artist, other Jurors were David LaRiviere – Artistic Director of PAVED Arts, Saskatoon; Felicia Gay – Curator, Wanuskewin Heritage Park – Gallery; Monique Blom – Saskatchewan-based performance artist;

The ‘In a Hole’ Residency was based on a remote farm just outside Saskatoon, Territory 6, Canada. I spent between 12noon – 6pm with Linda Duvall down a six foot dug out hole for two days. The soil was very sandy. The surrounding fields were untoiled and in the old days would have been home to the native Inuit tribes, who were nomadic. In the mornings I would take a walk down to the lake, a wide, fast flowing lake which flowed towards Saskatoon. It was a wonderful experience. ‘In a Hole’ we discussed bereavement and maternal loss, and I made an artists response to the hole using drawing, soil, and elements such as ash mixed with soil and paint. The result was streamed to ‘PAVED’ Arts, Gallery in Saskatoon.

Work made in Saskatoon, Territory 6, Canada, ‘In a Hole’ with Linda Duvall, May 2017