All About You

Artwork by Shantell Martin at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto
Artwork by Shantell Martin at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto
Details from an installation by Shantell Martin at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, circa 2013.

Although I wasn’t aware of Shantell Martin’s work at the time (and don’t think I even noticed a signature on the piece), she’s since become a favorite. After seeing these photos again recently, what caught my eye was that they captured something of our present moment. I’m not sure whether it’s in reference to neighborhoods and community, or the narcissistic behaviors and selfishness that social media and technology has unleashed on a woefully unprepared world, but they stopped me in my tracks.