The House the Spirit Builds reminds us that joy and inspiration can be found in the smallest of things and that it is in our quest for a sense of belonging that we are united. The poems and photographs seen together are an invitation to expand our sense of wonder and our sense that all things are connected.
The title Tavvauna (Here it is translated from Inuktut into English) suggests the immediacy of the images and the connection between artist and subject. Each of the 4 artists has a different approach to drawing, but all of them share a sense of contentment and wonder in their relationship with their subjects.
Persistent explores women living their lives, pushing past adversity and trying times to achieve their goals during an era when women were seen first as their gender, and second as people.
The posters are designed by Hersh Jacob and produced by Studio22’s Idea Manufactory. Each poster is 3 feet by 2 feet in size and digitally printed on medium weight paper. They are light enough to be pinned to a wall and fine enough to be plaque mounted or framed.
Nenkova’s pieces do more than visually captivate the viewer; through the use of vibrant colour and brushstroke, the artist’s work succeeds in not only capturing the improvisational element unique to this music genre, but also immortalizing the soulful creativity of these larger than life legends.
It is only when standing directly in front of one of Mohr’s pieces that one can truly appreciate the beauty of the unanswered questions, embedded in the layers of paint and left behind for us, her audience, to dissect and absorb.
Bones of the Earth can mean something as simple as the physical components that make up our landscape but it can -- at times -- be about the deeper story behind those components.