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Maridee Osolinsky

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Artist's Biography

 A short biography (250 words max) Maridee Osolinsky had her first artwork published at age ten when she submitted her drawing of Jughead to Little Archie Comics. She hails from Saskatoon, and was educated in Canada, the United States and Germany. Professionally trained in Interior Design, Maridee currently resides in Kingston, Ontario where she works as a Planner at Queen's University. Her artwork is reflective of her experiences from her world travels.

Artist's Statement

At the center of each woman's being is her heart and the experiences she carries. The cross sections of wood are representational of a woman's being, with the heart at the center and growth rings of the wood reflecting the experiences and challenges a woman has faced. The bark may appear battered and rough on the outside, but there is strength within all layers of the wood. The collective wood cross sections together show the collective strength women who go on to thrive, with the support of their community.