Olivia Mae Sinclair
TorontoOlivia Mae Sinclair is a Sheridan Textiles Graduate, OCADU MFA Candidate, and teaching assistant. She is addicted to infatuation, sloppy craft and Redbull. She is a maker of books, love and other grotesque things.
Typically books made from fabric are intended for children and infants. Olivia Mae Sinclair’s books however are made for lovers, survivors, artists, her, him, them and me.Sinclair analyzes the emotional implications of power and sex between female and male identifying individuals. The form and shape of the books demonstrate the theme of deterioration through manipulation such as cutting, ripping, and fraying.
Techniques include are screen printing, sewing, and machine embroidery. The books have a raw and rough quality to them as they borrow the visual language from sketchbooks, journal entries and the zine community. Overall, her question remains; how do we read with our entire body
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