First times and second chances. Stories told through breathless laughter. Favourite meals and go-to places. Gentle whispers during midnight hours. Vacations with those you love and nights that never end. A lover's hand tickling your spine. Desire and mystery. Sloppy wet kisses from a child. Hidden talents and lifelong passions. Warm nights and crisp mornings. Falling in love. Falling out of love. Falling in love again. The first snowfall. Tears of joy and pain. Holding hands. Pinched cheeks and past generations. Getting over a creative block. Putting pen to paper and making a mess. Going out on a Friday night. Heated arguments ending in adoring giggles. Thunderstorms. And the future.
Gabby Da Silva is a (dis)abled artist fascinated with the collaboration between digital and physical mediums. Within a conceptual approach, she makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the questions of how they can be presented. Born and raised in Saskatoon SK, Gabby comes from a close family whom she credits for their strength, especially when she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder in 2019. Her work responds to both her surrounding environments and everyday experiences; often accompanied by her own cluttered spoken word. Since graduating with her BFA honors in Studio Art, Gabby continues to practice as an artist, forever discovering new ways to express herself and her communities through art.