CreateSpace Public Art Residency is a national program designed in consultation with advisors from coast to coast, to provide emerging Black, Indigenous and racialized artists with the skills, relationships and practical experience needed to take their public art practice to the next level.
Project Type: TemporaryExhibit
Artist: Amanda Lederle
Artist Statement: Inspired by the artist's series, Emotional Maps, this public artwork explores intangible feelings by using maps as a visual representation. Life Badges explores the different paths that one can take to move through life. The images act as a prompt for the individual to reflect on their personal life experiences in relation to their environment and their communities. This map illustrates the emotional struggles and triumphs that we go through as we each walk our own paths.
CreateSpace Mentor: Yen Linh Thai
Yen Linh Thai is a multidisciplinary artist, muralist and illustrator based in Mississauga. Her work explores the whimsical and is largely inspired by stories and storytelling. She strives to make art that exists between two and three dimensions.
The CreateSpace Residency is made possible by support from TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, the City of Toronto as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 – 2022, Partners in Art, MAWA, Canada Council for the Arts, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.