475 Main St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Location Details I live, weave and play on traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
I am a maker and a doer working in a variety of mediums over the years; a bass player in a performing, touring and recording band, film work behind the scenes and in front of the camera, and years dedicated to painting, drawing and collage, including artwork with a performative aspect. Since childhood I’ve loved the process of creating a new look or improving a domestic space, reworking the current template by reinvention and renewal through garmenting and decoration, the common thread throughout being textiles and fibre, utilizing textiles as decoration or to send messages. I’ve always loved textiles. With this in mind I turned to textile weaving and traditional cloth making. With my focus on representation through dress and decoration I aim to reconnect us to cloth fabrication through traditional textile manufacturing processes, seeking answers to the following questions; how did the manufacturing process evolve, who made these items and why, how have the objects come to represent us?
Textiles are omnipresent message carriers, equally as problematic as landfill waste as they are alluring proclamations of hope. Textiles declare our political affiliations, sexuality, favourite bands and brands. Textile manufacturing has undergone a massive transformation over the last hundred years, changing the globe and the global population with it. Whatever your dress, you are either in compliance or defiance, and there is an unavoidable form of compromise. That being the case, creating one’s own textile or garment is a revolutionary act. How gratifying to hand weave an heirloom piece - one more contribution to the textile manufacturing story - this one won't end in the landfill.
Corrina studied studio art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As a visual artist, Corrina contemplated representations of domestic life, looking to interior design and textiles for inspiration. Eventually Corrina took up weaving and began her practice in the applied craft, creating items for domestic use and personal wear.