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These precious hands of mine are instruments of creation, giving form, and life to my imagination.

Front and back - they are big and strong, gentle, rough around the edges, loving, and sensitive.

 Inspiration comes from 

communityplants, trees, cycles, botany, animals, flow, cells, bodily systems, SPIRIT, family, weather, matter, energy, water, fire, air, ether, environment,  history, tradition, processes, mystical, evolution, birth, geometry, TRUTH, growth, ageing, decay 

imagination...,

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Marlessa Wesolowski is a multi-modal artist residing in Saskatoon with her husband and two cats. As a self-taught artist, inspiration to create is ever-evolving and informed by a desire to make sense of experiences and the world around.  

In 2005, she collaborated with St. Paul's Hospital's leadership to create the Healing Arts Program in Saskatoon. Her expressive arts practice in healthcare and community emphasizes people's unique identity by providing creative and meaningful experiences through the arts to support an integrated, holistic approach to care.

In 2019 Marlessa graduated with a Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy (magna cum laude) from the European Graduate School, Arts, Health, and Society Division in Switzerland.

 

I have always been fascinated by the eternal world of form and patterns and the energy and colours it generates to reflect back our experience of the world we call home.

Geometry, form and colour are foundational of my artistic practice and inform my work's development. Focusing predominantly on 2D image-making, my work naturally has manifested into 3D pieces primarily made of found objects, nature and textiles. 

As an artist, my inspiration to create is ever-evolving and sometimes relentless. Nonetheless, it is the process of creation and engaging my imagination that intrigues me the most. 

                                                   https://www.stpaulshospital.org/about/healing.php