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It’s a Girl

Procion H silk screened onto linen and silk. Wax resist, stencils, drawing ink, screen coat.

I was inspired by a photograph my husband took of me and our two boys with a beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium. In cloth, I wanted to replicate the layers I saw in those pictures: light and texture as well as depth and time. Here I am, underground with my children observing a beluga whale through a window, while my husband observes us through his camera’s lens. The whale is boundary less at first light; the beginning of time. Deeper, our curiosity encases her and once staged in the artificial, faux-wild aquarium, we watch her watching us being watched.

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