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A Body of Work by Donald Watt & Makisha Page
Two accomplished Yukon artists have come together to create a joint exhibition of t-shirt sculptures rendered in clay. Each of the pieces is a snap shot interpretation of a fellow artist’s work.
“Every body has a story,” says artist Donald Watt. “This show features 13 of them. Personal stories of friends and fellow artists are captured in clay and worn like t-shirts for the world to see.”
Donald is a university trained artist who has lived more than half his life in northern Canada. He has worked largely in clay and more recently in bronze. His inspirations for his art come from nature and the stories from the northern people, present and past.
Donald is also well known for his work as a set designer for theatrical productions in Whitehorse and as an international award winning snow carver.
Makisha is known for her tattoo designs, billboards, music posters and acrylic paintings. Born and raised in Cowansville, Quebec and currently residing in Whitehorse, Makisha’s artwork can be found across Canada. In 2004, she obtained a diploma in Graphic Design, which led to creating logos, music posters and social media marketing material. She was a tattoo artist known for creative and colourful pieces inspired by neo-traditional styles. Her artwork can be found on skin, canvas, clothing, and now clay, a new medium for Makisha.