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Saskatchewan Wildlife: The Art of Belinda Harrow

A photo of an art installation in downtown ReginaThe 11th Avenue Gophers (installation view)

Belinda Harrow is a Saskatchewan-based artist who works in a variety of media, from sculpture to painting. The artist’s works often incorporate Saskatchewan wildlife as subject and motif. 


A textile sculpture of a gopherMeunster

 

I’m really enjoying browsing the images of Belinda’s recent project The 11th Avenue Gophers, a pop-up exhibition in downtown Regina. The project consists of a group of gophers, each composed of cast cement with a pillowy shape adorned with detailed drawings of either side of the gopher. The gophers, each given a name, were arranged in a group in the window of a downtown commercial space. The effect is one that combines raw, natural aesthetics with the hard edges of modern architecture while making a poignant statement about the destruction of animal habitats. 


A screen capture of Belinda Harrow's art portfolio websitewww.belindaharrow.com

 

As we saw in our previous feature of Belinda’s artwork, she used rabbits as a motif in a similar construction as these gophers in a prior exhibition entitled Future Nostalgic -- The Rabbits.


A painting of a rabbit in mid-jumpFederal Flight, acrylic on birch


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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