The Salt Spring
National Art Prize
2021/2022

fr

Welder

Chilliwack, BC

Artwork Statement


This piece considers the context and competing interests of labours in a family. The spaces are both specific and vague, highlighting the instability of memory carried in our bodies, objects, and photographs. Paint and wax accumulate; scrubbing and sanding make it clean. Something is done and undone and redone every day, and out of the apparent futility, there is a slow forming.

Medium

Oil and wax on panel, unframed

Size

36" x 48"

About the Artist


Laura Rosengren (she/her) is an artist originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, currently living on Stó:lō territory in Chilliwack, BC. Her practice involves a mixed-material approach to painting and considers questions around motherhood and labour. Laura has a BFA from the Alberta University of the Arts and an MA from Regent College. She has exhibited in Canada and the US and is a 2021 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.