Monthly Archives: January 2016

Elaine Berglund’s Art at DECSA

Elaine Berglund is an Edmonton artist who has art displayed in DECSA’s Community Hub and halls. Today, she spoke to us about her work. “The pieces are really based in nature – the peacefulness of nature, the connectedness of nature,” Elaine said.

The pieces use mixed media and range from depictions of Alberta nature, to medicine wheels, to a series on the four winds.

Several of the pieces feature massive leaves cut from poplar saplings (seen right, click to enlarge). “These leaves are just the beginning of the sapling,” Elaine noted. “I find that very remarkable.”

“The pieces are really based in nature – the peacefulness of nature, the connectedness of nature.”

Two of the largest pieces feature in our entrance and in our Community Hub. “These are medicine wheels. The actual structure of these medicine wheels comes from ones that were found archaeologically,” Elaine said. She explains that one piece, Spiral of Phi (seen below, click to enlarge), shows the “dynamic vitality of life – a kaleidoscope of interactions.”

 

ViewAlso in our Community Hub are two pieces that depict a “limited view” of the sky (seen left, click to enlarge). “These ones aren’t as detailed,” Elaine noted. “If you go out into any field and lay down, you only see part of the sky. Whatever your view, it’s totally unique.”

The artwork is for sale for very reasonable prices. We hope you will stop by, check out her art and see how it speaks to you! Thank you to Elaine for the interview.