Dinao MacCormick - Sydney, NS (excerpts from personal archive) -
For Dinao, photography is a dependable companion, a grounding practice. The photographs tell an alternative story running alongside her daily life, both distant and intimate.
She seeks to catch the moment a daydream appears, when the banal recedes for an instant to allow an opening in the imagination. This process brings the artist into her surroundings, becoming a home she can find anywhere.
Selections from her archive include images of Cape Breton, the Northwest Territories and Mexico.
MacCormick recently returned to Cape Breton, the traditional Mi’kmaq Territory Unama’ki, after spending three years in the Tłı̨chǫ region of the Northwest Territories working as an Expressive Arts Therapist.