Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

Natalie Wesselius

Mom's Plastic Bags and Books

Oil and oil stick on paper
50 x 67 inches
Portrait of Mom: first of a mother-daughter diptych.

“Besides plastic bags being said by my mom to be a "polish thing", books were a scarcity in Communist Poland. When arriving in Canada, the amount of access to commodities were a bit of a shock. My mom's favourite purchase of genre were cooking books and child behavioural psychology. ”

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Mom's Plastic Bags and Books
Mom's Plastic Bags and Books

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Natalie Wesselius


“Obsessing over our relationships to domestic objects in a dissociating commodified world, I create psycho-active timeless spaces that signify both the presence and absence of the figure. Using...” [More]