Teresa_Burrows_requiem-for-the-undone

Teresa Burrows

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Requiem For The Undone | 36″ x 12″ x 12″ | Mixed media glass beadwork “Requiem For The Undone” is a mixed media glass bead work that is part of my “She’s Come Undone” series. In this series, art relates to the challenges faced by women as mothers and creators. This work was inspired by a friend’s placenta abruptus and …

Eszter_Burghardt_Thief

Eszter Burghardt

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Thief | 28″ x 42″ | Photograph. Archival print on paper “Thief” from the series “In Sheep’s Clothing” depicts a figure dressed in a wool wolf pelt disguising the wearer much like the fable “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”. The human is portrayed as the villain as opposed to the wolf, as is the tradition in folklore, contemporary media and …

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David Brandy

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Lifesavers | 27″ x 40″ | Digital photography face mounted on plexiglass “Lifesavers” is one of the images from my series of photographs entitled, “Empty Seats”. The series depicts the enigma of everyday seating specifically created by and for human beings, yet these objects are filled with emptiness, loneliness and longing for a human presence. www.davidbrandyphotography.com

Jamie_Bradbury_Bertie

Jamie Bradbury

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Rez Life (Bertie) | 8.5″ x 11″ | Pencil on Fabriano paper This portrait, entitled ‘Bertie’, was rendered in March 2017, during the Mikw Chiyâm seven week art residency / concentration, located in the Cree community Waskaganish in northern Québec. Bertie was a student participant in the program. This work is part of an ongoing multidisciplinary series incorporating drawing, painting, …

Catherine_Beaudette_Seaweed-12

Catherine Beaudette

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Seaweed 12 | 30″ x 30″ | Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum Seaweeds are flowerless plants that live in the ocean, transforming impurities into materials essential to life. Like the natural historian, I do fieldwork on location gaining knowledge through patient observation of what nature tosses out. Styled bouquets are arranged from sea plants gathered at low tide, photographed on …

Nancy_Boyd_Hemi-Drift

Nancy Boyd

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Hemi-Drift | 36″ x 48″ | Mixed media and spray paint on panel “Hemi-Drift” explores the creative process and the fugitive nature of all things; be that a moment in a painting or the position of particles in the quantum universe. I marvel at energy finding ways to manifest as form: so varied, so oddly specific, so mysteriously beautiful and …

Tianna_Barton_Vessel-1

Tianna Barton

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Vessel 1 | 9″ x 9″ x 6″ | Ceramic As the creation of functional ceramic vessels has traditionally been women’s craft, so is the creation of life in the womb. These mixed sentiments are intended to encourage dialogue. They are a celebration of ‘womanhood’ and a critique of the problematic nature of woman seen as vessel: life-giver yet object, …

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Karen Andrews

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Family Study#12 – D&D Boys | 44″ x 30″ | Ink and brush drawing on paper My drawings are of no deep significance; my intent is to capture sporadic, stolen moments of daily life spent with my family, something which I have done since the birth of our son 14 years ago. This particular drawing is part of an ongoing …

Judy Anderson

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | THE SALT SPRING PRIZE (JOAN MCCONNELL AWARD) – $12,000 + Salt Spring Island Artists Residency in 2018 to the value of $5,000 Judy Anderson is Cree from the Gordon First Nation, whose practice includes beadwork, installation, hand-made paper, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and collaborative projects. Her work is deeply personal with a focus on issues of spirituality, family, graffiti …