Artist: Heather Savard
Location: Mezzanine Hallway
Heather Savard was born in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2016. Since then, she has been pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, with a focus on sculpture.
Heather is interested in the relationships that exist between people and ideas. In her work, she hopes to deconstruct these relationships and rebuild them to inform understanding while withholding explanation.
Family Portrait is a series of five open pour castings of aerial views of airport runways. They are based on the five Canadian cities of Kelowna, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Halifax. The cities were chosen based on where the members of Heather’s immediate family live. Ultimately the work explores ideas of family tension, displacement, and how airplanes and airports have altered the way people disperse.