Cannabis is inherently liked to the sensory experience. The materiality of the plant has many distinct traits: a unique appearance, a pungent smell, and a tactile quality that transforms through its various forms of use. It is sticky when freshly harvested, crunchy and brittle when dry, and when burned it turns into a soft grey ash. Cannabis has potential as a mark making tool and its psychoactive properties conjure shifts in perspective, fundamentally altering how we encounter life and art.
Amber Morrison Fox completed her BA in Visual Art and Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University in June 2018 and is now a MFA candidate at the University of Lethbridge. She won the Visual Art Major Award of Excellence, Best Poetry Performance at VIU Create Conference, and Nanaimo Art Gallery's Achievement Award in 2018. You can find her work online at www.ambervisualartist.com.