Emelie Kanwischer

I am a visual artist from Calgary, AB, I draw inspiration from spending time in the natural environments I grew up around, where stillness in nature prompts a repositioning of the body. I find myself thinking through this exchange where body functions as an extension of the land, and land functions as an extension of the body. Questioning where does my body begin, and where does nature end? The duality of land and body forms a symbiotic nurture, you extend me and I extend you; a non verbal gesture of giving and receiving. My practice explores the manifestation of this gesture by inserting my body into natural landscapes through the use of fiber, sculpture, installation and performance.