Second Self

Sometimes when I'm on the internet I drop into a wonderful world of goodness today is one of those days. I love the way Meryl plays with 2D & 3D in this series. 

Artist Statement 

Second Self reconsiders identity through portraiture by incorporating drawing and sculpture. Representing the complexities of identity, the drawings and sculptures act like masks or personas to conceal and change the subject’s identity. Persona has come to define the individual for the public while concealing the real person. The mask, then, is like the second self.




 Leslie Hossack's next show will be at the Trinity Art Gallery,  Shenkman Arts Centre Ottawa, 
Exhibition will run from  21 Aug. - 23 Sept. | Vernissage: 24 Aug. 1:00 - 3:00 | Artist Panel: 14 Sept. 2:00. If you will be in the Ottawa area you should check it out. 

Artist Statement

Public spaces, changing communities, and familiar items from previous generations fascinate me. I don't live in the past, but I do feel a strong sense of time running through my photographs; I hear a narrative in every series and I see a story in every image. 

I am drawn to iconic structures associated with major events of the last century. In fact, my entire body of work is held together by my interest in monumental structures built to convey status and wield power. I take great interest in researching the history of the locations and events that I explore, and the written descriptions that I compose form an integral part of my artistic practice.

My photographs are interpretive, not documentary. I am fascinated by what an architect creates when putting pencil to paper. My intention is to fashion an image that reveals what I imagine the architect originally designed, minus the chaos and clutter of contemporary life. I feel compelled to deconstruct the buildings - to take them back to the drawing board.

Whether I am photographing an iconic landmark, a massive construction site, or a vanishing community, my work continues to revolve around three major themes: inclusion and exclusion, change and continuity, longing and loss. Often this involves an exploration of the architecture of memory and commemoration - places of memory. But underlying all of this is my insatiable search for meaning and an insistent examination of the singular question of simple human survival.



Atelier Ceramic 

Ceramik B. was founded by in 2007, by a Montreal based ceramicist by the name of Basma Osama. They produce refined porcelain pieces that offers a pure and subdued palette. Their collection of tableware reflects evidence of their love of minimalism where the line and the silhouette are the foremost elements. Each pieces is carefully hand-crafted in an organic form.