Snapshots of Life
Thread, Cotton, Paint, Mixed Media Fabrics
When I consider nature, I envision long walks along the waterfront. I imagine fields of gold-colored wheat amongst stunning sunsets and trees that dot the landscape. During these walks, I observe and appreciate the fragile beauty of nature. When woven together, these images and the hundreds of others provide glimpses into life. The mental snapshots I take are parts of the whole -- no beginning or ending but a continuous circle becoming one.
'Snapshots of Life' is a mixed media compilation that allows me to layer different components -- one story within another. By weaving vignettes together, I build my own narrative -- multiple snapshots representing the circle of life and the regenerative power that exists within nature to nourish and to heal -- 'all around us'.
Angela Walcott discovered her love for art early in life, but only recently started to pursue painting, ceramics and now embroidery. She describes her work as one which is constantly evolving. In order to respond accurately to current trends, she updates her knowledge and skills by incorporating contemporary techniques of design via workshops and online classes i.e. the 'All Around Us' embroidery class.
Lately, she has become more aware of environmental issues such as recycling and preserving the environment. Angela incorporates upcycled and recycled materials as well as found objects to reduce waste. In addition to using current modes as the basis of her artistic expression, Angela refers to her African-Canadian/ Caribbean heritage as a source of inspiration in order to bring greater depth to her personal narrative. She studied visual art at the Toronto Art Centre while taking introductory classes in art at OCAD University, Humber College, Centennial College and George Brown College. Her work has appeared at YYZ Gallery as well as the Legislative Assembly.