Festival of All Things Arts

Carly Nabess

Throughout my life art and identity have played a major role is shaping how I interpret the world. I see the world through many different lenses, a Kaleidoscope overlapping one another. Like many people who inhabit Turtle Island, I come from a mix of cultural of different landscapes crashing, shifting and backgrounds. Personally, I am Métis, Anishinaabe, Scottish and Finnish, all of these merging into one unique heritage, and in turn offers me a unique perspective on the landscape. These identities, along with being a woman, a painter, an adventurer, and so much more, have influenced how I filter outside experiences and thus how I preserve and create. My work is highly influenced by my heritage, my work as a social historical researcher, and my hobbies such as camping, hiking, gardening and foraging.