Join artist Emmie Tsumura for a hands-on virtual workshop inspired by Michael Lin’s Archipelago! Emmie will show you how to create your own patterned archipelago, or chain of islands, drawing inspiration from your immediate surroundings. After collecting motifs and patterns that represent your home or neighbourhood, participants will cut out and decorate their island shapes, creating their own archipelago – separate but all parts of a whole. Your archipelago will become a unique snapshot of you!
About the Artist:
Emmie Tsumura is an interdisciplinary artist working in illustration, collage, and graphic design and is currently based in Tkarón:to/Toronto. Guided by Japanese folk tales and personal ancestry, her work documents an ongoing process of negotiating Japanese settler/colonial identity and contemplates human relationships to consumption and the urban environment. Using psychogeography as an exploratory tool, she is interested in how artists can reach communities outside of traditional art spaces, disrupt familiar narratives, and combine forces to support grassroots justice movements. She has an undergraduate degree from Trent University in Cultural Studies and completed a Masters Degree in Design at York University in 2015.