GRAND­FA­THER DAHLIA

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notes: “I was not a fan of art the­ory as I felt I was art, into a world of phi­los­o­phy and con­cepts. I had to rec­on­cile the two worlds and even to this day I strug­gle with it.” In­stead, she saved her more the­o­ret­i­cal ven­tures for her stud­ies in So­cial Work, though al­ways with a prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tion. She re­ports be­com­ing “fas­ci­nated with the re­la­tion­ship be­tween peo­ple, fem­i­nism and geron­tol­ogy,” and she “wrote pa­pers about the con­cept of cre­ation and de­men­tia and ar­gued that we still have the abil­ity of a cre­ative mind even when un­der­go­ing the jour­ney of de­men­tia.” Her prac­tice in so­cial work al­lows her to in­dulge her pas­sion for peo­ple in ad­di­tion to her pas­sion for paint­ing: “I de­cided that I need both worlds, the one of the help­ing pro­fes­sion and the one of the artist pro­fes­sion. At this point in my life I love both equally and would not change a thing.”

To see more of the work by So­phie Leveque please visit:

Hand­works Gallery St. John, NB www.hand­works.ca 506.631.7626

Pre­vi­ous Page left, The Golden Birch, oil on board, 36” x 24” right, Rosie’s Chair, oil on board, 24” x 24” This Page right, Les pivoines du print­emps, oil on board, 24” x 24”

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