Cheyenne was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and raised in northern Alberta, Canada. She is a mixed media artist who primarily works with ink and watercolors. She often uses self-portraits and depictions of nature and anatomy to convey emotions and experiences related to love, mental health, death, grief and mortality. Cheyenne seeks to capture how the human experience feels rather than how it appears and uses symbolism derived from dream and meditation. Her intention is to generate thought and conversation on difficult topics. Her work has been exhibited in solo, group and online shows in Canada and the United States. Original works have been purchased by collectors in New Brunswick, Alberta, Ontario and New York. She now resides on the east coast of Canada, writing, making art and studying herbal medicine. She also operates straitshores.ca a website dedicated to highlighting locally owned businesses and makers in Southeast New Brunswick.
By nature I am one to zig when I am supposed to zag. I always want to hear what is on the flip side. The hidden, the opposite, the unperceived draws me in. A sad and dreary rainy day reveals the deep jeweled tones of the earth. Maybe it's sad. Maybe it’s beautiful. I have always looked at life with a tear in my eye. What’s the saying? The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears or the sea.
The dark things, the black things... always catch my eye. Not in a morbid way, quite the opposite. It comes from a deep love and appreciation of life and nature. It makes me want to look behind the curtain. Where others see blackness, I see a blanket of stars.
I see death illuminating our life. I see loss filling us up. I see decay feeding new life. I am acutely aware of the beautiful, dizzying cycle of life and I believe no part of it is more beautiful than the other.You will see all of this in my work. My love for life and death, an honoring of the duality of it all. More than that, I hope it calls you to commune with me for a moment. To be alive with me for awhile and marvel. Isn’t it all so beautiful?
My Favorite Things:
The Atlantic ocean, nighttime, extremely hot tea, milk chocolate and learning about plant medicine. The music of the Smashing Pumpkins and . The art of Frida Kahlo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Egon Schiele, Francesco Clemente, Steven Spazuk, and Jason Mowry.
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