| 19 May 2020 |
1 – items collected from walks with kids / disassembled inherited things around this house / collected salvaged items for garden chimes for @_la_datcha one day…
2 – nature study: skull identification / staff making – all ages
3 – new ceramics by @jimmylimit
4 – washed sculptures by W, 5 years old
5 – two collages I started in February, glued
6 – symmetry lessons continued
| 21 May 2020 |
7 – in-progress textile inspired by my great-grandmother’s handmade (late 1960s ??) Matisse-inspired needlepoint wall hanging
8 – thank you Youtube Quarantine Music for Relaxation 24/7 Spa Music Meditation Healing Sleep Music Stress Relief
9 – seedlings for gardens and salads
10 – in-progress signs for the garden (4 T + J)
11 – nature study: birds in our backyard by C, 7 years old
12 – duo lingo Deutsch lernen
| 23 May 2020 |
13 – hand quilted work jacket made from custom printed fabric + cotton painting drop cloth finally finished shown in front of honeycrisp serviceberry trees compost filled garden boxes to be planted
14 – being on the internet
16 – nature study: Massassauga Rattlesnake by W, 5 years old
17 – painting by O, 1 year old, with snakes by me
18 – texting in Skarú:ręʔ
Maggie Groat is an artist who utilizes a range of media including works on paper, sculpture, textiles, site-specific interventions and publications to interrogate methodologies of collage and salvage practices. Her current research surrounds site-responsiveness, shifting territory, alternative and decolonial ways-of-being, gardens, slowness, margins, and the transformative potentials of found and ritual materials. Her practice is informed by her Skarú:ręʔ and Settler backgrounds, her roles as mother and environmental steward. She is a lecturer in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto and lives with her partner and three children on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Chonnonton, and Anishnaabeg.
Intervals is a digital image commission that engages the in-between—intervening times, spaces, pauses, and breaks in activity—as taken up by artistic practice. Presented on the Mercer Union website and Instagram, this program invites artists to consider their experience of temporality through its disruption, and the sense of before, during, and after that is punctuated in the process of reflection.
Intervals is made possible with Support from Partners in Art.