Human Nature

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Human Nature

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What can nature teach us about living with strength, vulnerability, and grace during these challenging times?

Join us Friday, May 8, 2020 for Human Nature: Art that explores being vulnerable together with Katie Green.

About our Speaker

The art I create is meant to evoke a sense of emotion, reflecting the limitless range of the human experience. Watercolour ‘creatures’ that are in part eerily ethereal and magically whimsy represent portrait-style personifications as the current, conceptual statement of my work. These compositions translate to intimate workshops, large-scale mural installations and the fabrication of masks and puppets.

I bring a technique that relinquishes reference and focuses on what’s within. Calling upon an ability to trust impulses, tune into intuition and express without judgement. Allowing the space for what’s felt to show up honestly on paper. This extraction becomes a perspective of characters and environments that reflect my own emotional landscape of discomfort, sexuality, pain, grief, fear, and joy—emotions that are a relatable part of the human experience.

Involving others has become an essential extension to my practice as this work is uniquely potent if it holds interpretation. When a viewer interacts with my art, it asks for a willingness to be vulnerable. This exchange is a fuelling part of my process. My hope is that my art gives permission for people to explore, feel, and express.

Graduating with distinction from the University of Calgary’s BFA program, Katie is a puppet fabricator for the Old Trout Puppet Workshop Society. Her burgeoning body of mural work can be seen internationally in Nepal, India, USA, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka, and was undertaken both independently and in collaboration with a number of collectives, non-profit organizations, and communities.

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020, at 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Via Zoom, the link will be sent out on Friday morning

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