Sheila Novak is a twin cities based emerging artist, exploring the intricate connection between gender and landscape.
My artwork is focused on notions of place as defined by environment, gender and community. I examine the intricate relationship between the earth and of the female, connoting earth with mother, seed with body.
My work is sparked by a creative response to found objects and the presentation with visual poetry. I examine the power of the land through sculptures, instillation work, map pieces, jewelry, drawing, painting and more, allowing concept to dictate medium.
The natural provides inspiration and medium alongside steel, wood and cast metals. Integrating such diverse materials allows me to approach the political, while uplifting the power of land and the natural feminine logic of landscape.