Lessons from Grandfather


Tashya Orasi

PhD Student at Lakehead University

Canvas Size: 24 inches x 30 inches

This piece is part of an ongoing personal phenomenological inquiry into the learning made uniquely possible by the process of art-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the process of making of this multilayered piece, I contemplate the ways the changes brought about by the isolation of the pandemic affect my ability to notice the living world in new ways, and how deeper forms of symbolism and metaphor are enabled to offer lessons for moving forward with wonder despite the precariousness of current times. This piece explores how artistic practice can connect us more deeply to ourselves, the natural world and to each other in times of change.

Orasi, T. (2021). Lessons from Grandfather. 2021 Juried Exhibition, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON. https://galleries.lakeheadu.ca/2021-exhibition.html