the horizon of her mind was limited by the mountain

Anne J Steves,
Victoria, BC

Size

56" x 48"

Medium

Acrylic paint and paper collage on printed textile

“the horizon of her mind was limited by the mountain” is from a series of works in which I considered the blanket as a source of comfort and containment and a symbol of both activism and inertia. In this collage work, the layers of blankets act as a metaphor for ideas of home and nationhood as they drown out the individual figure and encase it in comfort.

the horizon of her mind was limited by the mountain

Anne J Steves,
Victoria, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Anne J Steves
Victoria, BC

Anne is a visual artist working primarily through drawing, collage and thread based media. Her work examines the narratives of place using the aesthetics of common craft materials. Anne engages with new places and communities through artist residencies, exhibition opportunities and travel and allows these experiences to influence her making process. So far these have included, a canoe journey in Ottawa, an artist book project in Victoria and a study of traditional wool blankets in Wales. Her interest in temporary residence can be traced to her immigrant status in Canada. Anne was born and raised in Wales and made British Columbia her home in 2000.

Beginning this September, Anne will take up residence at the Kent Harrison Ranger Station for a one-year period of research, making an artistic exploration and engaging in community.