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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Studio Tour and Artistic Questionnaire
Can you describe your daily/weekly art practice?
I am very blessed to have a very flexible practice. My days start with a quick list of what I want to accomplish. If all goes to plan, I spend time in either my studio in my home or at the Pinawa Art Gallery. In my studio I rug hook, paint and assemble my sculptures. I also do my administration work, such as apply for grants and respond to emails, Facebook and Instagram. Once a week I take a painting class and twice a week I co-host a clay sculpture drop-in at the Gallery.
What is your favourite part about your studio?
I love my little studio because it is in my home. I can (and often do) slip into the TV room to watch something while I rug hook or sketch. I watch quite a few YouTube art workshops and will sketch with the artists on programs such as ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’. I am very lucky to be able to sculpt at the Pinawa Art Gallery. I get most of my energy from being with other artists and am always in awe of everyone’s talent.
What are your creative goals?
Over this year my goals are to do some plein-air landscape painting, set up a website, and curate the RAMP mentees in an exhibition at the Pinawa Art Gallery in November.