"Meticulous drawings by Leya Tess subvert settler-colonial maps of the British Columbia coastline by repopulating the terrain with the plant and animal assemblages that define this region. Tess’s organic forms variously erase and highlight certain features of the maps in correlation with her lived experiences of these areas and the local ecosystems."

LaURIE whITE, 2018

'we built a House out of the Things we had gathered'

or gallery, vancouver

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The Water was Flat as a Pancake

Leya Tess 2018 Photo: Brandon Poole