Since foxes have an affinity with nocturnal activities and dream work, and I dream intensely, I thought it would be nice to firstly honour my fox skull with a crown and secondly to combine the positive energies of citrine, aquamarine an kyanite with the symbolism of foxes to respect death and the cyclicality of life. Kyanite dispels anger and frustration, aquamarine helps to express truth and inspire creativity, and citrine provides good luck and stimulates mental and emotional clarity. This was a fun little project and is something I’d like to continue doing. The entire process of picking out specific stones and constructing the crown helped with my anxiety and made me feel happy. Perhaps when I acquire some more skulls, I will make more and sell them!
My piece “Duality” (painted moose skull) is on display in the Intersections of Art and Craft show in the Transit Space at OCADU!
Here is the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383988871874392/?previousaction=join&ref_notif_type=event_description_mention&source=1
silverback420 asked: Hey it is I Suzzysilver from IG I seen your tumb link in your bio so I had to follow your blog! Lol hope all is well with you ☺️
Hey! Thanks for the follow, you’re one of my favourite followers for sure! So supportive of my art! I appreciate it. All is well on this end, and I hope all is well with you too! :)
Porcupine quills, dyed fabric and deer hide
45 x 25
I made this piece in response to my experience in a residential school in Six Nations. When I was in the school I experienced a lot of sickness and anxiety related to the spiritual activity I was feeling. After leaving, I was depressed and exhausted and I carried the weight of this sad experience with me for weeks. The materials for this piece were purchased directly after leaving the residential school; I used the quills to puncture the hide to reference the spiritual and emotional harm/scarring that has occurred among our people. The process of making this piece helped me get through my depression/sickness/anxiety. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask!
"The Over-Sexualization of Women in the Metal Scene"
30 x 40
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
As a woman in the metal scene I have noticed that we are sexualized (example: Revolver Magazine’s Hottest Chicks in Metal Issue) or are not taken seriously. Recently I went to a Children of Bodom, Tyr and Death Angel show and was approached by a few men; once to be mocked for staying around the outskirts of the mosh pot and once to be told i’m an “absolute babe.” Overall the metal scene can be quite inclusive although I do find it worthwhile to question how women are viewed, and how we present ourselves, within a subculture that has always been dominated by men.
Anonymous asked: I'd really like to meet you some day, but I'm in France... FML
Ooooh yeah France is pretty far away from Canada.
Why are you staying anonymous? Maybe i’d be interested in seeing your blog!