Candace Lipischak is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised on Teaty 1 territory. They are inspired by nature and their French-Métis-Polish background. Her company Fat Daug (short for Father/Daughter) was launched in 2015, offering unique and organic antler jewelry, which can be found on her website online and is carried by WAG-Quamajuk in Winnipeg. Candace also has merchandise incorporating their heritage-inspired designs, such as Louis Riel.
Self-taught, their visual art work may be connected to outsider art often illustrating unconventional ideas and materials. By painting and incorporating many mediums such as antler, recycled tin and miscellaneous parts, Lipischak has found a way of telling a different story regarding environmental and social issues, consumerism, the land, truth and reconciliation, and nature’s powerful force.
Their work is part of various collections, private and corporate, such as TDS Law, Ceridian, as well as the Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Centre.
On the 100-year-old farmstead where I reside in Otterburne, Manitoba, you’ll find countless discarded items such as rusted tin cans and antique sheet metal.
For the past six years my work has consisted of items that are no longer of use, in order to clean up the land while raising environmental awareness. Canning rings are no exception, as after a few years they are inefficient.
Like a true homesteader, I’ve been canning and preserving ever since I was taught by my matriarchs. Instead of heading to the landfill, I’ve created a series of mini-paintings using recycled antique tin and various canning rings. Inspired by the patina of the tin, you’ll find animals from across Manitoba. These works represent the rich Treaty land on which the tin was found, and how animals have needed to adapt to their ever-changing environment due to pollution and the exhaustion of natural resources.
These works are available for purchase, please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.