"During the past decade and a half, I have been creating artwork influenced by conflicts around the world, examining the hazy and changing boundary between victim and perpetrator. Delving deep into a world foreign to most of us has meant interviewing victims, documenting incidences of gross inhumanity: examining the harsh reality of the aftermath of war and conflict.
My research and art-making was supported by the Canadian Consortium for Human Security in one year fellowship award that took me to Sierra Leone (6 month post conflict) and to Cambodia (10 year post conflict) to work with women and children who experienced and survived war. My experience in Canada working with youth with high risk lifestyles (street youth at iHuman Youth Society) influenced my work on the blurred lines of victim and perpetrator and the "us and them" divide in society. " SB