By Jayme-Lynn Gloade
Until December 10, 2020
About their exhibition of ceramics, Gloade offers, “Tender Beings are creatures made from the earth that have no face. This concludes they have no senses such as smell, hearing and sight. Even though they lack these qualities that guide most of us through the world, they express their emotion by humbly holding flowers in their spouts that grow off of their bodies as an offering to connect and comfort others. Even though they are oblivious to their surroundings, they are kind hearted. This speaks to the common disconnect we have with nature and each other in the modern era. In Mi’kmaq legends people, animals and objects are seen as equal. Everything is to be treated as an everyone, creating respect for the natural world and everything in it. This informs how we should carry ourselves in the world and to be tender in our surroundings.”
The Anna Leonowens Gallery is featuring #NSCAD student exhibitions throughout the Fall 2020 semester in our historic street level windows.