by Otilia Sabina
Otilia Sabina is a visual artist and designer born in Bucharest, Romania and raised on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ Nations of the Coast Salish peoples, also known as Vancouver, BC. Otilia's work is inspired and informed by her interest in memory and color, as a vehicle to the formation of personal identity, values, and beliefs. Otilia’s collage work re-contextualize images and digital media to create visual artifacts inspired by stories from both her life before and after immigrating to Canada in 1998. Through an iterative process of collage and digital manipulation, Otilia bridges together both the familiar and unfamiliar aspects of her own history. More work at otiliasabina.com.