In her work, Toronto-based Elisabeth Heidinga combines the often entwined worlds of arts and crafts. Several painted canvases are cut into fine strips before being woven into an entirely new piece of art.
Historically, painting is largely male-dominated and craft is traditionally identified as a female activity, and my paintings bring these two worlds together. However, this is beyond gender issues, but simply two opposing concepts meeting, challenging and rethinking the mountains that stand in our way – thoughtfully taking apart and reassembling what lies before us to create a new perspective. It’s the ups and downs, the give and the take, the blunders and the victories.
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