Michelle MacKinnon is a settler artist and educator gratefully living as an uninvited guest in Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). She graduated with an MFA/BFA from York University and has since taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus. MacKinnon has participated in residencies and exhibitions internationally, and acknowledges ArtsNL and Canada Council for the Arts for their support.
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be soft(er) explores how we may sit comfortably with things that are uncomfortable through depicting ‘knit-skin-bodies.’ By knitting this whimsically pink glowing arm, I am attempting to ‘bring light’ to the topic of hypochondria/anxiety through an installation that is at once comically large and accessible, familiar but unfamiliar, and soft yet startling.