I strive to capture a sense of place and evoke a feeling of something familiar yet seen in a new way. Vermont, New Hampshire and Québec are regions that I cull ideas from, as well as my own heritage of Abenaki, French Canadian, and English. Materials hold great significance: whether it is cold rolled steel, wool from the Johnson Woolen Mills, quills from the eastern porcupine, walnut ink I make, or black felt paper reminiscent of days worked roofing with my father. I believe that the visual recording of a moment in time is analogous to the oral tradition of history: both are interpretations of events.
Brenda Garand