• Re Wilding: fire starter

Re Wilding: fire starter

Stephanie Kellett

February 2 - April 6, 2019

Re Wilding: fire starter explores the transformation that occurs when a domesticated life form returns to its wild state. During the research phase of this project, Stephanie Kellett immersed herself for six weeks into the deep wilderness of the Chilcotin Plateau. Nearly four weeks into the trip, she noticed that the simple and everyday action of collecting twigs for fire starter connected her to a deep remembering of a time when all people lived closer to the earth.

Through the burning and painting of these collected twigs, the bundles became both effigies of the landscapes from which they came, and offerings that kept the artist warm and spirit fed. This exhibit shares these offerings through the mediums of acrylic painting, video, found-object installation, and soundscape. Enjoy, then go outside.