April 1 – June 30, 2021
Kelly Klick is a proud rural artist based in Pinawa. Klick draws inspiration from her 20 years as a midwife. She is a strong advocate for rural artists and is Vice President of Pinawa Art 211. When she makes art she thinks about her own herstory. Using her great grandmother’s lacework, grandmother’s cut glass, mother’s wool combined with found items helps her connect with previous mothers. then she assembles her own herstory by pairing these traditional items with her ceramic sculpture and oil painting
Her progressive series “Mother Cake” is about the placenta and what it means to her. It invites you to ask what the placenta means to you.
“Mother Cake” is taken from German ‘mutterkuchen’. The placenta is where the mother makes a cake from which new life is nourished and emerges. No birth is complete until the placenta emerges after the baby. It is the first relationship between emerging life inside an experienced life. Each draws fulfillment and inspiration from the other.
Can you find your creative origins here? Can you see your herstory?
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Very beautiful work Kelly!!
Beautiful, creative, inspiring, thoughtful. Amazing how you tied elements (like cord, lace, beads, sculpture, wooden stool) together to share a delicate story of life with us.
Congratulations Kelly. Very thoughtful and eye catching work. Thank you for sharing!
Wow I love seeing you follow your passion,keep up the beautiful art work.
Wow! I have gone back to look at your artwork three times. There is so much to absorb. Thank you.
Very thought provoking, Kelly. Fascinating work.
Beautiful & so creative. Placenta is life sustaining to the fetus
Beautiful. The works convey both delicacy and earthiness. So many contrasts in this collection.
Congrats Kelly! Thank you for sharing your story and knowledge on such a beautiful part of human creation. I’ve gained an understanding and respect for the placenta by following your creation journey.
Congratulations on a wonderful exhibition of your works. Truly fascinating interpretations of your theme.
I love this beautiful artwork . It's a beautiful celebration of birth .
All lovely and evocative pieces. I think either Tree of Life or Herbal Persuasion is my favourite!
So proud to have Kelly as a member of Pinawa Art211. This exhibit is both beautiful and haunting and took my mind to new places. So creative!
Beautiful, thought provoking and original!
I love how you've turned a vital organ into the centerpiece of your work.