Fo­lio: work in progress

Broken Pencil - - Folio: Work In Progress - (See more at in­sta­gram.com/ bo­nan­za­jelly­bean­s_diy). cu­rated by Emily Chunovsky

The Bro­ken Pen­cil Fo­lio fea­tures in-progress or new work by artists work­ing in medi­ums other than pen and ink. If you are in­ter­ested in cu­rat­ing this sec­tion or have new work you wish to share, email ed­i­tor@bro­ken­pen­cil.com: we’d love to hear from you!

Emily Chud­novsky (above) is a tran­sient in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist, work­ing within an ar­ray of medi­ums such as per­for­mance, in­stal­la­tion, film, cu­rat­ing, and cre­ative writ­ing. Emily started Bo­nanza Jelly­bean’s DIY gallery space/move­able store in a re­pur­posed morel mush­room dryer in the sum­mer of 2016. The DIY space sup­ports lo­cal artists and mak­ers in Dawson City, Yukon. Emily has picked the fol­low­ing Yukon-based artists to fea­ture in this is­sue’s Fo­lio be­cause of their thought­ful, high-cal­iber work. They are pro­duc­ing art that is tac­tile and ac­ces­si­ble as well as unique to each of their ex­pe­ri­ences in the woods and in small com­mu­ni­ties. All are in­flu­enced by na­ture and the sig­nif­i­cance of environment. Their pieces pro­vide us with a chance to be brought out of our­selves and into our sur­round­ings; they in­spired hope­ful­ness and won­der.

Wel­come home deer: you’ve stum­bled upon the artis­tic ad­ven­tures of Mon­ica Creep. “I am a multi-dis­ci­plinary artist, crafter, maker of ev­ery kind, and I’m cur­rently stay­ing cozy and creat­ing in Dawson City, Yukon Ter­ri­tory. I’m a non-bi­nary, queer, Brazil­ian, hu­man crea­ture; trav­el­ing, wan­der­ing, fig­ur­ing shit out. I’m try­ing to be bet­ter and try­ing to hurt less — not just my­self, but in ev­ery­thing. I’m try­ing not to de­stroy this earth. In art and life, I am scav­eng­ing; re­claim­ing, mak­ing new and mak­ing due; ac­ces­si­bil­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity; frag­ments of ideas that would take life times to ex­plain ver­bally. But fuck the words, they never got it out like the draw­ings did.” (mon­i­cacreep.com)

Tamika Knut­son is Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Na­tion from Dawson City, Yukon Ter­ri­tory. Af­ter com­plet­ing the one year foun­da­tion pro­gram at Yukon School of Vis­ual Arts in 2013, Tamika trans­ferred to Nova Sco­tia Col­lege of Art and De­sign to fur­ther ex­plore a va­ri­ety of medi­ums and sub­jects in vis­ual arts. Tamika will earn her Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts with a ma­jor in jew­ellery and met­al­smithing in April 2017. Her cur­rent body of work is in­flu­enced by moss and lichen forms. (in­sta­gram.com/bo­real.jew­ellery)

Bubzee’s ger­mi­na­tion flour­ished and rooted within the moun­tains of the Koote­nays. Fed by cur­rents of in­spi­ra­tion nur­tured by her kin, and with eyes wide open gleam­ing at vi­sions of na­ture un­furl­ing spells of still­ness, Bubzee’s art ex­udes mo­ments re­flect­ing upon fleet­ing in­ter­con­nect­ed­ness. As the medicine wheel of time spurs di­rec­tion­less into pos­si­bil­ity, Bubzee em­braces in­stances and shares with a kind heart. (bubzee.lost­war­ren.com/home)

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