Artist Eleanor King in her Banff studio. Photo: Doug Tewksbury

Eleanor King is truly an interdisciplinary artist—her work spans from audio installations to drawings and, of course, to her fascination with sculptural stacking. Her artistic practice in its various forms addresses issues of excess, technological obsolescence and environmental degradation. On a snowy day in Halifax, Veronica Simmonds sat down with the Halifax-based artist to discuss her experience being shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award, her recent exhibition, Stacks, at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (until January 27) and her oscillation between different media.

Featured music is by King’s band, Wet Denim.