Fae_Logie_Prey

Fae Logie

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Prey | 15″ x 50″ x 53″ | Mixed media – fake coat, felt, mirror A fake fur coat takes form, concealing or protecting a body hidden beneath the suggestion of a bearskin rug, the sleeves constricted by the thin steel line of a snare trap. Concealed in the collar, the label is reflected in a compact mirror revealing the …

Alexis_Kondra_Porch-1

Alexis Kondra

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Porch 1 | 11″ x 9″ x 3″ | Mixed media, handmade minaitures “Porch 1” is a representation of a fictional 1960’s home or farm house with an enclosed porch filled with old objects and dead plants. The house and its belongings are composed almost entirely of every day items such as popsicle sticks, paper, cardstock, sand paper and embroidery …

Helga_Jakobson_Arachnes-Sonifier

Helga Jakobson

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Arachne’s Sonifier | 55″ x 8″ x 17″| Phototransisters, motor, oak, 3D print, spiderwebs “Arachne’s Sonifier” is an instrument which plays real spiderwebs. Through working with the material doomed to mythology’s Arachne and her progeny, I’m attempting to address feelings of reverence for the environment, the beauty of the ephemeral and loss, while creating new methods of engagement with one …

Noelle Hamlyn

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

A Tale I Could Unfold – On the Road | 40″ x 18″ x 3″ | Hand spun book pages Hands awaken black marks on dusty pages. Coiled paper root – like, reaches out. A tale unfolds. A Tale I Could Unfold elevates and transforms used books through the meticulous hand spinning of their printed pages. noellehamlyn.com

Samantha_Dickie_Cells

Samantha Dickie

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Cells | 32″ x 32″ x 20″ | Porcelain. 11 components “Cells” is part of an installation project that brings space and silence into the foreground as essential counterpoints to our modern rush of endless stimulus, distraction and motion. The interplay of positive and negative spaces inside, between and surrounding forms creates a narrative of contemplation where space becomes an …

Catherine_De_Abreu_Connexion-rompue

Catherine De Abreu

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Connexion rompue | 14″ x 17″ x 36″ | Céramique, époxy, feuilles de laiton This sculpture relates to memory, specifically the loss of memory. A few years ago, my grandmother, who had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, passed away. For as long as I can remember, she voiced a fear she had of “losing her mind’’, a state she associated …

Brandon_Cotter_Can-There-Be-Catharsis-for-Colonizers

Brandon Cotter

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Can There Be Catharsis for Colonizers? | 81″ x 3″ x 41″ | Hand-bleached Canadian red ensign (1920c.), Handmade gold beaver finial, Flag pole and bracket. I hand-bleached this Canadian flag in a metal bucket for over an hour in my kitchen. As I churned the slowly fading symbol of colonialism through the murky broth, I thought about my country …

Susan_Collett_Racine-Series-TWIG

Susan Collett

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Racine Series: TWIG | 21″ x 18″ x 19″ | Clay Uprooted form derives from tension of strength against fragility, as I push towards the edge of physical collapse this theme becomes more potent. The work is less about nature itself, but the analogy of a life process: of time and aging, of falling apart and coming together, about forgetting …

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 …

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, …