Featured Artist: Morgan Pinnock Issue Repair 2022.1 Morgan Pinnock is an artist and weaver based in Edmonton, Alberta (Treaty 6 Territory). She works primarily on the letterpress making reduction linocut prints, and on a small floor loom making handwoven textiles. Morgan attended the Alberta College of Art and Design (AUArts), and holds a Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management from MacEwan University. Artist Statement Connecting my rural upbringing with the history of genre painting, my prints depict scenes of everyday life, often portraying people or makers in the home consumed by domestic work. Using romanticized and autobiographical subject matter, I build up and carve away layers to reveal vivid colours, decorative patterns, and a longing for the ordinary, tedious moments of daily life. In the work I’ve created for this issue of SNAPline, I look at repair as an act of love and necessity. Printed on the reliable and well-maintained letterpresses in SNAP’s printshop, I have merged my print and fibre practices to create two pieces that speak to the functionality of repair, importance of preservation, and the emotional benefits of caring for the objects we love. Centered around textile consumption and sustainability, this work will challenge you to think about not only your relationship to the objects in your life, but to people and the environment. Images credit: Morgan Pinnock, 2022.