In their most recent exhibition, Cassia Powell's To Eat the Flower from the Root is a collection of vibrant oil paintings and objects meant to situate the viewer in a space of confusion, absurdity, and self-reflection. Using comical subject matter to depict surreal concepts that are rooted in real-life, real-time experiences, these works are an active reminder of everything we’ve been through; how we process loss, and how we grow from it.
Let yourself ask questions about the characters; the emotions they face, The patterns in the background, and wonder about the combinations of hearts and daisies with tears and sharp things. Do you identify with any of it? Are you scared? Are you comforted?
To Eat the Flower from the Root will be held at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective in Victoria, BC. Dates run November 1st - 28th, 2021.