sophia bartholomew is a queer non-binary femme and an interdisciplinary artist. they are descended from norwegian, irish and english settlers, living in canada. they received their BFA from UBC in 2012, and co-directed an artist-run centre in fredericton, new brunswick, from 2012 to 2015. sophia has presented their work in public galleries and artist-run centres, and has attended residencies across canada and in cuba. they are currently based in vancouver.
following a narrow trail up through the bush behind the house, i arrive at a large field grown in with grass and low bushes, bordered by trees. pine and birch trees, mostly: the smell of the needles on the ground. my mother’s mother tells me how the asparagus that still grows here was planted long before she ever arrived, how the field had already been cleared. i cut down the overgrown rhubarb and i cook jam, standing over the stove — steaming and sweating. in the underbrush there are small wild strawberries — a seemingly endless supply — though by now i understand that nothing is endless —
email me / bartholomew dot sophia at gmail dot com
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