Modern Luxuria October Edition Vol. 17
Celebrating Nature Through Sustainable Art. (pages 52-57)
maskihkîy âcimowin/medicine stories
This public art installation is about the Métis story, The Giving Tree. The tree became a gathering place for stories, ceremony and song, and created a sacred space to further the work of reconciliation and healing.
The project was held by The Bleeding Hearts Gallery in Edmonton AB and was made possible by the grant from the Anglican Foundation of Canada. It features a large, colourful tree sculpture, that is inspired by this traditional Métis story.
Sparks Fly For Her Art
Joanne Guthrie weld one of her art projects in her studio.
Artist About Town
Joanne Guthrie’s welded Red Bike Sculpture was put on display at Crank’y Bike Shop during the St. Albert Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
The Four Elements Collection
The Four Elements is a series of metal art sculptures paying its respect to the core components of our environment— fire, wind, rain, and earth. These welded art installments celebrate the purpose each element serves, acknowledging their significance and emphasizing their function.
I focused on highlighting not just the shapes of these elements, but also their texture, lines, and patterns. The sculptures are an abstract portrayal, taking the unique characteristics of each element and reworking them into simple, yet evocative silhouettes.
The Underneath It All Collection
There is strength in bareness. Those who are able to strip themselves of their layers and stand proudly, stark and bare, are perhaps the bravest of us all.
As a mixed media artist, I felt compelled to explore the concept of exposure. To me, it appeared to be a process— a process of getting comfortable with oneself, a process of revealing oneself, and a process of shedding the things that no longer serve us.
We mask so much of ourselves, putting a more palatable veneer over the parts we think aren’t lovable or desirable or good enough.
But what would we discover if we let the layers fall away?
That is what this art collection is all about. The nakedness depicted in each piece is a physical representation of the strength of bareness. The paintings represent the journey to owning that strength.
I encourage you to keep checking back to see more welded art or paintings for sale, as I am continuously creating.
I never know what will spur my imagination next— and that, for me, is the joy of being fully dedicated to my artistic passion.
Charles Cooley once said, “The artist can not fail, it is a success to be one”, and that is truly how I feel at this moment.
I hope you’ll visit again soon.
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