This sculpture, Cognectica, addresses pathways and connectivity – how we build and expand our brains through our encounters with each other. These connections – both physical and emotional – create a topography that maps our way of being in the world.
Charmaine Lurch is an interdisciplinary visual artist and an award-winning arts educator.
Employing painterly and sculptural techniques, she creates works that focus on social justice and environmental issues.
Lurch is a graduate of York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and Sheridan College Arts & Design program and studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design (now OCAD University) and The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries including the Royal Ontario Museum, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the University of British Colombia and the National Gallery of Jamaica.