Embroidery and textile art can have a tendency to invoke a certain sense of nostalgia for me and I have always been a fan of those who appropriate this traditional craft to convey current subject matter. Peterborough artist, Lucky Jackson’s playful mixed media work is a great juxtaposition of a sentimental feeling with a relevant and hip aesthetic.
Below is a little more about the work in Lucky’s own words;
“I am a self taught artist. I have always drawn pictures and loved making things since I was a kid. I just never stopped. It’s pretty cool to be a `grown up` and still be able to just play and mess around making stuff. I have kids of my own now and they are a constant source of inspiration and its fun being able to connect with your kids making things and constantly creating. I don`t work in any specific medium. I think my lack of a formal education makes me endlessly curious about what you can use to make art.”
If you want to find more of Lucky’s work check her out at the Hillside Music Festival, Ottawa`s art in the Park, Toronto Outdoor art exhibition, Shelter Valley folk festival and at the Lakefield Farmers Market on Thursdays (July and August).
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