The Impermanent Self
eight plaster casts 7''x5''x4'' 2022
In early 2022 I created eight small self-portraits and left them scattered throughout southern Ontario and Quebec, some underground others underwater, all hidden in places that were important to me during the pandemic when all indoor spaces were closed.
The work originated from the anxiety and dread I experienced during that time while working in person, rising a small child and keeping my elderly parents safe. I found that making art and thinking in terms of deep time could alleviate my worries about my own impermanence.
The small plaster busts are meant to lie undisturbed like time capsules where they will eventually be absorbed back into the earth.
*This project was not funded or condoned by any gallery, organization or institution.