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"Conquering Fear"

Catherine Wells

Artist's Biography

Catherine Wells was born in Newfoundland and lives in Kingston.  She is an adjunct professor in the Department of French Studies and a Project Officer in the Human Rights and Equity Offices.  She paints every minute she can!

Artist's Statement

It is said that a bee-catcher, born in captivity, instinctively hunted wild bees when first introduced to the species.  Even though it was stung multiple times, and must have felt terror, pain and bewilderment, the tiny bird persisted until it became a successful hunter. 

The persistence and courage of this little bird caught my imagination and symbolizes the message of empowerment emphasized by the Woman Recreated Mosaic Project.