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Waking Dream
Susy Martins

January 4, 2018 – March 21, 2018

As part of the artist’s Pink Escape series of artwork, “Waking Dream” creates in the window gallery what the paintings explored; an intimate, magical moment with nature.

Heavily influenced by nature both emotionally and as a subject matter and medium, this installation offers a fantastical moment of escape. Through a bind between reality and the imagined, we remember and experience ourselves as mystery and nature, rather than beings that live separately, beside it.

In “Waking Dream” time is stopped. A figure stands in the woods accompanied by two birds and a flower moon. With tree rounds for feet and a head of flowers, the figure wears a dress sewn from 200 discarded tea bags and defunct hydrangea petals. Each tea bag and petal embodies a moment from a life. The triumphs, heartbreaks, and everyday moments that fall in between have been stitched together, collectively representing the life they’ve fashioned.


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Susy Martins holds a Diploma in Fine Art from Toronto School of Art, and lives and works in Toronto. Her practice is centered on looking to the natural world for imagination and hope, and seeking the magical in the mundane. Through the use of everyday natural source materials, she hopes to uncover life in discarded places and a renewed sense of spirit and purpose in them.

Artist Website: http://www.susymartins.com/

Stantec Window Gallery Website: http://www.stantec.com/stantecwindowgallery-toronto

Follow the gallery’s past and present installations on Instagram: @stantecwindowgallery

Contact the gallery: windowgallery@stantec.com


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Stantec Window Gallery
24 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON

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