Stay Home, 2020

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Catherine Blackburn

Headphones, micro seed beads

6.5″ x 8″ x 2″ (16.51 x 20.32 x 5.08 cm)

$4,800

With a pair of headphones merging elements of traditional Dene art forms, Blackburn communicates the way in which her practice is centered around contemporary interpretations of traditional Indigenous art forms. As an object inducing isolation from the auditory environment, headphones are a symbol of privacy and solitude. Much like our current conditions of isolation, parallels can be drawn with the experience of headphones creating a personalized environment in which introversion and introspection can be explored.