Brendon McNaughton

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Heart of Gold | 7″ high x 6″ wide x 5″ deep | Stereolithography print based from MRI scans “Heart of Gold” is a stereolithography print based off MRI scans of a human heart which is hand gilt with 22 carat gold. Heart of Gold sits astride personal indulgence and societal critique. It raises issues of unlimited access that comes …

Ursula A. Johnson

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Flat Trap Basket | 10.6″ high x 9.8″ wide x 6.7″ deep | Black Ash, White Ash, Sweetgrass, commercial dye The flat trap basket is believed to have been used as a trap for moles. The moles caught in the flap trap were then used as guides for finding wild turnip. ursulajohnson.ca

Vanessa Hall-Patch

SSartprize Finalist 2015

House Sampler, Land Sampler | Print: 42″ high x 32″ wide | Book 4″ high x 6″ wide x 3-1/2″ deep | Intaglio screen print, digital hand-bound book I am inspired by how familiarity + otherness, permanence + transience, intimacy + expansiveness are conveyed through perceptions of home. House Sampler, Land Sampler depicts more than one hundred Bowen Island homes …

Holly de Moissac

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Undiminished | 12″ high x 13″ wide x 2″ deep | Linocut and silkscreen on rag paper, book box “Undiminished” is an artist’s book, comprised of relief print and silkscreen, narrated by the artist in the form of her poem, A Moment of Silence for Myself, then Ellis. It extends an invitation to enter into an evolving experience of the …

Audrey D’Astous

SSartprize Finalist 2015

A Field of Dandelions Would Agree | 24″ x 45″ x 4″ | Soft sculpture This soft sculpture was created by dipping shirt pockets in house paint. These objects combine and isolate ideas of repetition and building a domestic life, for example, wearing the same shirt everyday to work or painting the walls of the home. The imperfection of each …

Nicholas Crombach

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Man With Child’s Bow and Arrows | 60″ high x 24″ wide x 24″ deep | Resin, paint, steel Sculpted in clay then cast in resin, Man With Child’s Bow and Arrows depicts an aging male appearing resigned, exhausted, a prisoner of life. His weapons are transformed from tools of survival into the accoutrements of a child’s game. Confronting the …