Madeleine Putnam lives and works in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) where she was born in the year 2000. Her developing practice is primarily based in painting and drawing, and includes forays into textile, ceramic, and found-object sculpture. She is currently completing her BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art at NSCAD University.
I draw my subject matter from delving into the commonplace. The everyday is laden with history and meaning. How does this inform the stories we tell ourselves about our lives? Do everyday places and things merely serve as the backdrop to our lives, or do they make us who we are?
The landscapes I paint focus on the spaces where the forces of nature and human intervention collide. The results of humans’ efforts to control and shape the world can reveal much about our hopes and fears.