About the Work
‘Keeping Us Fed’ is an oil pastel and coloured pencil on paper rendering of essential workers within our agricultural community. These workers are shown wearing protective gear to follow strict sanitary guidelines in order to reduce the risk of being infected by Covid-19. The demand for locally grown produce has increased and this piece pays tribute to the offering hands that keep our grocery stores full.
Stephanie Mele is a local artist holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor. She exhibits internationally and actively participates in residence programs. Stephanie’s practice begins by walking with moments of pause to better understand how places and spaces within the city are constructed.