|Tim Laurin, Rain Dance - a Self Portrait. 2012|
At the time of Confederation, much of the inhabitants of Drummond Island, north of Manitoulin Island, were relocated to the shores of Georgian Bay. During this time of displacement, there was a decision made to conceal our past. I am a product of this conflicted identity. As a craftsman, I have a fascination with post-war "made in Japan" kitsch - these bizarre figurines made by the hands of some of the most traditionally skilled people in the world, became our souvenirs, mementos and trinkets.
|Part of my Kitsch Collection|