Currently in her fourth year at Emily Carr University, Diane Blunt is an artist of mixed descent - Ojibway on her father’s side and German on her mothers. She is a member of the Kawartha Nishnawbe Nation. Diane is pursuing her BFA in Visual Arts where the nature of her work has been exploring drawing, painting, and material practices. She has been the recipient of multiple funding awards including the CIBC Foundation Award, the Brissenden Scholarship, the Ian Gillespie Aboriginal Scholarship, and the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Scholarship.
I am inspired by the examination and revalidation of the histories of my cultures. Today, cultures are constantly being blended which I find an interesting place to look for synergies. What is lost and what is found through assimilation? By exploring stories, environments, creatures, plants and medicines, my work reconnects me to elements of my memories that hold important connections to my spirituality and heritage.