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Pandemic Sculpture Garden

By | August 2nd, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

Remnants 5, from Pandemic Sculpture Garden series, 2020 Mirror, mannequin hand, used nitrile examination glove, false nails, squirrel hair, 36.5" X 32" X 4” Media: The Georgia Straighthttps://www.straight.com/arts/unearthing-art-by-valerie-chartrand-robert-morris-ben-oswald-suzanne-paleczny-jennie-vallisUnearthing: art by Valérie Chartrand, Robert Morris, Ben Oswald, Suzanne Paleczny, Jennie Vallis, Carollyne Yardley Steve Newton on December 11th, 2020 at 5:23 PMInstallation:Due to Covid-19, many patterns have changed in our lives, [...]

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Madrona Gallery and Pandemic Squirrel

By | July 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Pandemic SquirrelThis is my latest oil painting titled Pandemic Squirrel (Pink). It has already been collected through Madrona Gallery and was united with the collector today (photo below). Also note, Fazakas Gallery (Vancouver, BC) still represents me. Madrona Gallery windows (Trounce Alley entrance) Madrona Gallery (606 View St, Victoria) Pandemic Squirrel series, 15” x 19.5”, (22”x25” with frame) [...]

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Hologenomes 2020

By | June 21st, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption|

Molecule, from the Hologenome series, found and foraged: cedar bough (sustainably harvested after windstorm), pampas grass, human hair, plastic mesh tree protector, 2020. Molecule, from the Hologenome series, found and foraged: cedar bough (sustainably harvested after windstorm), pampas grass, human hair, plastic mesh tree protector, 2020. (side view) My latest project was developed through a [...]

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Levelling the Hierarchy

By | February 23rd, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Foraged Materials on wood panel: seagull feather, peanut shells, Garry oak acorns, pine cone, pine frond, peafowl feathers, slate, plastic gems, Garry oak branches, pine cones and branch with red spray paint, wired earpiece, stones, lichen, nut/bolt, rock with paint and writing, ribbon, origami folded paper, bottle cap x 2, City of Victoria tree tag, [...]

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Gifted Materials: angora wool, horsehair, Canadian goose, peacock feathers.

By | January 8th, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption|

“I would like to gift you an ounce of angora wool if you are interested?” Read the first note. An incredible gift then appeared for me to experiment with from Bella Thelema and Skye and the bunnies of Golden Maple Farm. They have a small herd (6) of beautiful German bunnies 🐰 who love in colony on their farm. My [...]

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Symbiogenesis 2019

By | December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In September 2019, I wanted to mimic the seasonal behaviour of the Eastern Grey Squirrelby collecting and burying Garry oak acorns. A walk through MEE-qan (Beacon Hill Park), Victoria BC led me to Iind a Garry oak meadow that pre-dates colonial times. While foraging for acorns beneath the trees, I noticed several dropped peafowl feathers. [...]

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SYMBIOGENETIC MASK

By | November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Symbiogenetic Mask, (MEE-qan / Beacon Hill Park, Fall) Victoria BC, 9″ x 11″ x 2.5″, peafowl feathers, squirrel hair, Garry oak tree branches, human hair, salt and Borax crystals, string, yarn, tulle, wool, 2019. In September, I wanted to mimic the seasonal behaviour of the Eastern Grey Squirrel by collecting and burying Garry oak acorns. [...]

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SALT CRYSTALS

By | October 21st, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption|

Peacock feathers, dyed human hair, untreated human hair, salt and borax crystals, cypress tree, hat pin, 6″ x 3″, 2019. Feathers, human hair, and salt crystals My research into the structures of power and division between humans and non-humans begins with an investigation into the colonial history of MEE-qan (Beacon Hill Park) in Victoria BC. [...]

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SYMPOIESIS

By | October 13th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Peacock feathers, acorn cupule, squirrel hair, human hair, 3′ x 4.5′, 2019. These assemblages represent the intertwining histories and shared space of the Indian (blue) peafowl, humans, Eastern Grey squirrels and Garry Oak trees in MEE-qan (Beacon Hill Park), Victoria BC.Throughout occidental history, we have categorized humans as more-than-animal, and created boundaries and hierarchies in [...]

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Globalization of Animal Bodies

By | October 6th, 2019|Art of Consumption|

Human hair and peacock feathers, 3.5″ x 1.5″, 2019 My research into the structures of power and division between humans and non-humans begins with an investigation into the colonial history of MEE-qan (Beacon Hill Park) in Victoria BC. The Indian (blue) peafowl, similar to the Eastern Grey Squirrel (who had been brought from the east [...]

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