About Therese

                                                                   About Therese-

I have been making art for most of my life and have worked in a variety of mediums. My formal art education was completed at Victoria College of Art in 1988 with a focus on abstract oil painting and assemblage. I am a self taught sculptor, carving in alabaster and soapstone. My work is part of personal and corporate colections in Canada and the USA.   

I am descended from the Blackfeet and Cree First Nations People. I make my home with my family in the foothills of the Rockies in Southern Alberta.    

Artist Statement-  

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Making art is a form of meditation and contemplation. My visions inspire images which speak of the interconnectedness of life. I use the patterns of divine proportion to offer a visual portrait of that creative and organizing force which governs the underlying structure and order of all things. These symbols are metaphors, reflecting the relationship of our inner and outer worlds, where our personal horizons intersect those of the collective - linking the hoops of our lives together. We are all part of something immense, dynamic, changing and unknowable.

Inspiration is drawn from my visits to the Medicine Wheels, Buffalo Stones, and Sun Dials of Southern Alberta, the Labyrinths and Cathedrals of France, as well as the Menhirs and Megaliths of Scotland, where the art of divine proportion has been set in stone.

My hand ground paints are similar to the ones that have been used to mark sacred space in caves, temples, and spiritual sites of the ancient world. These earth elements - stones, clays, gems, minerals and plants form a mosaic of colour, creating a physical connection to the far corners of the earth. This combination guides my creative process and gives form to my inner journeys. My artwork tells the stories of relationship, path, and pattern, allowing the viewer to experience a sense of weaving and wandering through the multi-dimensional layers of life.                                                                   

© Therese Dalë-Kunicky 2014