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THE CLASS OF 2020: Taylor Boileau Davidson

Taylor Boileau Davidson

University of Ottawa

I've been very interested in the idea of domesticity and how it plays as a container for human life. I like to explore what domesticity has meant through time, and how societal ideas of domesticity change the way people understand themselves and their lives. Domesticity is not really optional, it exists for every person, and it manifests itself differently for each of us depending on so many factors. Although the domestic experience of white housewives has been considered thoroughly, I think there exists space to wonder about the manifestation of domesticity in so many different ways.

1. Spirited Fastening (2019) Hand dyed cotton, wooden buttons, sheep's fleece stuffing, iron rod, 60" x 36" x 2"

2. Side by side (2019) Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"

3. Sagging (2019) Hand dyed textile, iron rod, sheep's fleece, plastic cloths pins 72" x 60" x 24"

4. Fold the Yoke in Gently (2019), Hand dyed fabric on wooden panel, 36" x 36"

5. Gone Fishing (2019), Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18"


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