In Lazuline’s artistic practice, Tracey Kutschker, Lisa Figueroa and Linda Franklin bring the Shuswap and surrounding areas into sharp focus, defining the landscape in their unique styles and drawing attention to the beauty of this place. The relationship they feel to their home encompasses the familiar, the historical, the beautiful and the humanity of belonging to their community.
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Lazuline aims to bring all of these aspects together to demonstrate our collective deep relationship to the land.
Currently Lazuline’s body of work is being presented in two ways in the Public Galleries of B.C.:
“Historiscapes” is a body of work that uses two languages; the acrylic marks on canvas describe the visual aspects of each subject, and the written historical descriptions of each landmark establish a futher connection for the viewer. British Columbia is a large province with many spectacular vistas. Lazuline invites all who view this body of work to re-imagine their “home” landscapes in the context of the past and present uniting to inform the future.
With "Alterscapes", Lazuline is changing the landscape in response to a changing landscape. Lazuline paints that which they observe within the local area: the work is emotional, but not angst ridden; it is political, but not aggressive. The expression of beauty and joy in our immediate surroundings, here in the Shuswap, will not engender protest in the streets. It will however speak to the very heart of the ordinary Canadian. The sense of place, of “home,” is what defines us as individuals. Their works reflect the grounded sentiment of three artists and their concern over the loss of the familiar.
Lazuline’s way of seeing and contemplating “home “enables others to further explore the familiar , to re-introduce historical context to the lay of the land and to inform decisions on the future of the Canadian landscape.