Thinking of Place ll 'What is bred in the bone will come out in the flesh' lla Crawford
InkMasters Exhibition and Print Exchange. Presented in partnership with InkMasters, Cairns
I grew up in central Manitoba which is both central to Canada and to continental North America. Manitoba is referred to as the Keystone Province. The farming terrain under my feet as a child was formed by the last ice age. Geographical features of the shoreline and sea-bottom from the melting glaciers are evident in the topography of the province. My rural heritage (the places I walked, went to school, explored as a child) overlaid First Nations territory. My ancestors were among the first farmers to enter the area. Their arrival coincided with rail lines that followed in the next several years. How prior experiences and histories encode themselves on the present, regardless of whether one is aware of it or not, is interesting to me. I am also interested in how experience with local places and events, illuminates and expands universal ideas and knowledge.