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Daphne Boyer

Daphne Boyer is a visual artist of Métis descent whose works on paper celebrate her Indigenous heritage and honour plants as the basis of life on earth. Boyer’s creative process consists of harvesting plant material – leaves, acorns, thorns, berries and reeds – followed by an activity of sorting, grading, and scanning that results in the production of mixed-media artwork. Boyer’s new series of works, gathered under the title So… Anyway, uses ancestral documents, plant material, and women’s traditional handwork (stitching, braiding, beading and hand-tinting) to reflect on family history, ecology, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples.