Based in Toronto, Canada, Cindy (she/her) is primarily a painter but also works with film, photography, textiles, and the process of papermaking by hand. Recently, her practice focusses on working with paper as a primary medium combined with stitching by sewing machine. Working with paper encapsulates and engages her conceptual concerns which includes: the passage of time, of slowness, of our movement through urban and forested landscapes, of caring for our landscapes, of control vs. chance, of juxtapositions, and of regeneration. She believes that in a highly digital age where faster is often deemed better and where we spend hours in front of screens, paper’s materiality is perhaps an antidote. The time, knowledge, and physicality required for working with paper is a process that results in slowness and deep reflection. It resets and replenishes what the synthetic surface and speed of screen time has taken away. Yet, when working with film she explores the juxtaposition of technology, a fast medium versus paper, an aged old slow medium, searching for balance and stillness in between the two. She is currently pursuing an Master of Fine Arts degree at Falmouth University, UK.
Read her recent interview with Canvas Rebel where she shares her art journey.
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