Traces of the artist’s wedding dress, Japanese paper, ink, cyanotype blueprints, journal entries.
Soaked in words from plunges into daily creative rituals and collected writings on belonging, The Dowsing Dress holds ley lines for divining unseen influences.
Lifting the veils of inheritance summons resistance and acceptance as new vows are consciously expressed.
The iconography of the dress is overwritten as cloak, draper, selvage and witness to experience.
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.