Melissa Tremblett, Self-portrait as Tree (detail from larger installation), Birch bark, 2013, photo: Courtesy of the artist
Melissa Tremblett: Reprise
During her time as part of the Elbow Room Residency Program, Labrador artist Melissa Tremblett spent time with objects in The Rooms collections, including tea dolls made by her grandmother, renowned Innu artist Madeline Michelin. She learned how the objects were constructed, translating their forms into new works. The result is an exhibition as self-portrait. It reveals the process of refining identity and reconnecting to lost histories through text, photography, beadwork, textiles and found natural materials.