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This five-minute excerpt from the 30-minute video was created in 2011, and accepted as part of the 2012 Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, Hope at Dawn: Watercolours by Emily Carr and Charles John Collings, curated by senior curator Ian Thom.


I began the project Hunting with the Heart, hoping to be able to conjure an artist’s presence through her own words and images. British Columbia artist Emily Carr was a rich subject; with seven books published under her name, in addition to local public collections of her artwork, there was much material to choose from. I hoped that allowing Emily’s story to unfold through her own works might simulate an intimacy, and reveal the creative process in an immediate and visceral way.

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