Finding herself displaced in an unfamiliar landscape and working to methodically attune herself to this new environment, Sheri Nault has slowly and meticulously gathered flowers and other natural materials found in Toronto. Working with wood, bark, beeswax, and human hair, she tells a story of interconnectedness, of bodies whose boundaries are permeable and overlap. Local and global, these materials are entangled. Hair becomes an outgrowth of another body while wax, leaking like sap, binds to tree, bark, and roots. Grounded in the necessity of growing alternative knowledges, she cultivates an intimacy and sensitivity to the environment through ecological sensibilities, shared stories, and relayed connections.
Sheri Nault is a multi-disciplinary artist of Métis and mixed European descent. Situated within personal and political contexts, her art practice and research are grounded in queer, feminist, and Indigenous world-views. She holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design and was an Indigenous Practicum Participant in The Banff Centre’s Visual Arts department from 2014 to 2015. She is currently completing her MFA at York University.