The Milk Dress


Altered wedding dress worn by the artist’s mother, milk collection bottles from farm in rural Quebec, stitched cotton, collected adages.

“What do I need to know today? Who am I? What is my single-minded purpose?” Three inner directives invoke the midwife of receptivity and awareness. Responses are bound together with other inherited wisdoms and collected adages.

They are reassembled here as a kind of braille of the spirit.

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.

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