ROSEMARY SCANLON lives and works in Whitehorse, Yukon. She works primarily in painting and drawing, but has also created installations and photographic works. Scanlon is currently working on a series of watercolour paintings for an upcoming exhibition which locate tension between the fantasy and reality of northern life. These paintings, which the artist describes as “humorous and mildly unnerving” have evolved from influences as diverse as medieval tapestry, religious icon paintings, the folk-artist Henry Darger, and vernacular photography. In her work, historical notions of craft, narrative, and composition are reconsidered within the ever-expanding framework of pop culture and the Internet.