Linda May Henri
I grew up in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast and currently reside in Victoria. My primary focus is painting and drawing. My art highlights the power of the mundane to become absurd by creating odd spaces using bright colours and repetition. I currently create absurd paintings that explore our relationships to food. This focus began during the pandemic, when people were panic-buying food and spending more time at home. Another facet of my exploration into food is its symbolic space in society—in particular, how certain food shapes are used to refer to women’s bodies, and the use of food emojis as metaphor for body parts while sexting.