Canadian-born Tracy Templeton was raised in southern Saskatchewan on a small grain farm. Her early work chronicles the abandoned rural homesteads that characterize the prairie. Templeton’s images capture the subtle changes wrought by time, the unremarkable gaps between events, and what is left at the end. Memories reemerge as evocative fragments of actuality in the present and invite reflection on the past.
Photo intaglio bridged with traditional and digital drawing methods comprise the foundation of Templeton’s work. The balance between these approaches alters according to immediate conceptual needs and desired visual outcomes while remaining open to the inclusion of other materials. Over the last few years, new research and collaborations have been transforming her typical printmaking methodology.