Artist Statement

I’m intrigued by what is often easily overlooked - consumable objects, endemic flora, geological evidence of glacial passage. I employ sculpture, installation, and social practice to express the intricacies of relationship. I’m curious about how we experience kinship to community, to land, and to the ephemera of lived experience. As a result of this impulse toward interconnection, collaboration has become a staple of my work. 

Repetitive action is perennial in my practice, from silk-screening and slip-casting to knotting and mark-making. I rely on the tactile qualities of my chosen materials to guide my process. References to time and attention to detail are through lines. In reckoning with them, I uncover ways that objects, people and environments converge to resonate with unexpected meaning. 

BIO  

Terri Fidelak is an intermedia artist currently based on Treaty 4 Territory in Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia by Terri Fidelak, 2013, ink on mat board, 32"x40"