This artwork was inspired by invasive species and evolved into a steel and cast resin, illuminated sculptural, mass extinction event. A consumptive, reproductive, entangler. Metamorphic, creator/destroyer. A representation of our call to destruction as a species of consumption. Sirens of Mothrix asks ‘Can we exist without destroying our habitat and the greater environment?’
About Kate Tupper
Kate Tupper is a Nakusp-born and based sculpture artist. After graduating the ‘C’ level welding program in 2004, the following years working in trades and heavy construction have given Kate a firsthand view of traditional uses of materials. A lifelong love of craft, nature, and ecology influence her method, texture, and composition. Kate spends her summers as lead to Shambhala Music Festival site’s Farm Decor team, designing, facilitating, and mentoring large scale multi-media installations. In 2017, Kate’s project, Heavenly Bodies, premiered at Revelstoke’s Luna Public Arts festival. It carried on the following year, 2018, to show at Calgary’s Beakerhead as well as Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. Multiple wins and leases through several years of competition at Castlegar Sculpturewalk were building blocks, and in 2017 Kate was recognized by Canada Council as a professional artist in Canada.