Every blade of grass, every drop of water, every sunset, has a story to tell. I’ve spent my life stooping to the ground, bending over, climbing up, and crawling below to hear those stories. To see yourself and others in the millions of parallel lives that live among us, in whatever shape or form, is essential. If we cannot see ourselves in the grasses, in the school of trout, or in the bark of an old elm, what chance do we have at fully honouring the life that was given to us?
I often imagine myself on the great endless, frozen plains of Lake Winnipeg, the wind howling, everything blanketed in white. That’s my canvas. A place of emotional violence, beauty, and solace. A place where I re-imagine us in the land. That’s what my art is all about.
Jazz Aline is a multidisciplinary Manitoban artist born and raised on Treaty 1 territory.
Her career as a self taught artist has been made possible by her warm community and her close family and friends support. She works in various mediums from digital drawing, murals, painting primarily with gouache, as well as various textile styles such as embroidery and applique styled fabric pieces. Despite using different mediums, her style and choice of bold visuals are recognizable across all her creations.
Jazz Aline focuses her work around stories. The longer you look, the more the story unravels itself. It’s about finding stories hidden in the body and expressing them in a tangible way to share with others. It’s about reimagining people in the land.