Basketball, beeswax and pine resin, crystal, glass, and metallic seed beads, mother of pearl heirloom fragment, lazy susan, glass cloche, Canadian maple platter.
Awake utilizes an Olympic basketball, a form used intentionally as a fitting metaphor for the “oneness” of our world.
A crystalline saturnian planet is bound by orbital rings and the unity of its colours expands in four directions from pointed arrows over the surface of the sphere.
A mother of pearl heirloom makes up the centre of an eye that opens and shuts while the air inflating the form breathes itself.
Marina Dempster is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and professional photographer. Her sculptural fibre art has been exhibited internationally in a over a dozen art museums including the Cheoungju International Biennale, representing some of the best of Canadian Craft, while her commercial and portrait/documentary photography work has seen her win awards, including a Juno.