Lives and works in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
In my work as an artist I like to explore imagery that, at first glance, may appear simple and has the potential to be aesthetically uncomfortable. This past year, during the pandemic, I felt it necessary to explore my feelings about death and how it doesn’t have to necessarily have a negative connotation. One way I explore this emotion is through my Hispanic connections, focusing on the celebration Dias de Los Muertos, which is also a celebration of death.
Christine Battye is a local artist and curator residing in Nanaimo, BC. She is currently attending the visual arts program at Vancouver Island University. She has aspirations to one day become a Curatorial Assistant at a local art Gallery. She recently was Awarded the E.J. Hughes Award for her artwork in the Exhibition called Progressions.