Lina Cutnam - "Tree of Life"
Thursday, May 5, 2016 to Monday, May 30, 2016
"I seek to draw out design through the interplay of textures to produce organic, hand-finished shapes that capture the imagination. I particularly like pyrography (see link below), or wood-burning art (the "Tree of Life") on leather. I find it very refreshing to draw in different ways, as I am learning and discovering techniques to help new expressions come to light. I am fascinated by the tools that go into and the results seen though each piece, and find beauty in work, merging energy and surface quality with specific content and feelings. I find rich colour and intricate textures to be some of the most stimulating factors in my work.
I work from an inner motivation - be it stimulated from the outside, or by focusing on the beauty within. My most successful and meaningful work manifests when I tap into a creative stream, at once both inherent and universal.
I am self-taught since I was a small child. I have always kept busy working away at drawings and designs. As a young adult I began extending my learning with art classes and found a community which felt like family. Often, designs come from my mind, which guides my hands as I play with the leather, the material itself evolving as the piece comes into being.
My goal is to create unique pieces that speak to their owners and evoke feelings of warmth and empowerment. The end result is a unique piece that speaks out to its would-be owner. I am most satisfied when my creations affect your life in a positive way."
Click here to read about Pyrography.
Show Opening: May 5
Born in Granby, Quebec, Lina’s passion for creation is rooted in her childhood. She was introduced to fashion modeling at the age of five. Before long, she was modifying her friends' and her own clothes, personalizing her vision for fashion and helping to bring out individual expression in others.