Communicating through my art

Home Economics Installation

It’s hard to believe that 15 years ago I began my sculpture installation HomeEconomics a Celebration of Canadian Women in the 20thCentury. What began as a personal challenge grew into a 27 foot installation exhibited in various public venues including the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill. Though this journey I have experiencedwondrous opportunities and a crashing disaster with the result that the series has developed a story of its own

My ladies have found new homes but their stories are carrying on. I have been invited to speak to various women’s groups about the history of Canadian women using my sculptures as visual tools.

With each presentation, I have researched the changes women experienced relevant to the group I’m addressing so my knowledge and perspective continues to evolve. This year alone I have given presentations to the Georgetown Canadian Federation of University Women, Halton Region Museum’s Celebrations of International Women’s Day, the Ontario Home Economics Association Annual Conference and I’m looking forward to meeting the ladies of Norval United Church Women’s Auxiliary in June.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and creativity and best of all, I continue to learn more about our Canadian history.