Courtney Turner is finding ways to bring the East Coast tradition of rug hooking into the 21st Century, by investigating her own personal identity, her struggles while living with chronic illness and reconnecting with her child self, using a combination of painting and rug hooking.

Through her artwork, Turner honours and portrays the comforts of her life while navigating through the otherwise uncomfortable concepts of her journey of healing her mind, body and soul.

Photo Credit: Sami Lemperger, 2020