I'm Katrina: a textile artist who's work focuses on public vs hidden lives, vulnerability and heartbreak. I work with objects that break people’s hearts, and use textile materials and processes to create wall hangings or sculptural pieces based on their stories and experiences.
The objects I use in my work are items which embody negative memories or emotions and are no longer wanted, but which are filled with too much sentimental value to sell or donate to charity. The objects often act as a physical representation of their pain and sadness, and it takes an act of bravery and vulnerability to give them away.
I'm originally from Prince Edward Island. I attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles and Fashion. I currently reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada (the cold weather is made up for by the warm people, and really textiles is an indoor activity).
My blog Life Woven is a collection of textiles, art, exploration and adventures told through storytelling and photographs.