Caitlin Marie Bodewitz's creative pursuits are deeply rooted in her upbringing on a beautiful secluded mountain in northern British Columbia, Canada. From an early age she was amazed by both the wonder of the natural world and the undeniable necessity of creating. These joined passions led her to complete her Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honours in Studio Concentration at the University of Calgary.
Her practice pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking through incorporating silkscreening with drawing, photography, and wood working. Layers of hand drawn stencils are thoughtfully composed amongst laborious graphite drawings or photographs taken by her and manually transferred from paper to wood. Her wood mosaics involve reclaiming wood that is destined for the landfill and repurposing and recreating it into something that is beautiful and lives on. Her mixed-media methods have also allowed her artwork to make its way into large scale murals on the streets, in hotels, and in schools.
Her artwork explores the relationships and connections between humanistic and natural environments. Through a juxtaposition of organic and geometric imagery she attempts to find a balance between two opposing realms. Her current body of work specifically depicts species at risk within Canada — Caribou, Sea Otters, Mountain Holly Fern, and sadly many more. Her intent to create conversation around conservation fuels her passion to celebrate, educate, and protect our fragile and sacred planet.
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall