Title: Magnolia Grandiflora
Size: 13" x 17"
Estimated Value: $500
Heather Thomas was born in Nova Scotia. She studied at UBC, ECUAD and the Akademie fur Bildende Kunst in Salzburg. She has completed residencies in Banff (AB), Centrum(WA) and the Contemporary Artist’s Center (MA). Recent solo exhibitions are Mute Traces at the Point Gallery (2010), Saltspring, Wounded the Kelowna Art Gallery (2008), and The Physics of Power at the Nanaimo Art Gallery (2007). Thomas lives on Vancouver Island.
Thomas’ recent work is centred on notions of conflict and trauma. Her past interest in the irony of toxic balance led her to question the design relationship between objects in the natural world whose objective is to to regenerate life, and objects in the industrial and technological world whose objective is to take life. In this hypermodern world, where fear has created contempt for the cultures that define civilizations, she is interested in the role of the artist as witness.