A close-up of a woman’s nude body, submerged in dark water
© Jaime Black, Re-Immersion, 2020
Archival inkjet print, 50.8 × 50.8 cm (20 × 20 inches)
Photo credit: Brandy Bloxom

Jaime Black is a multidisciplinary artist of mixed Anishinaabe and Finnish descent who lives and works in Winnipeg. Black’s practice engages in themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of cultural and spiritual knowledge. Through her art practice, Black creates space and time to connect with and enter into a relationship with the land in which she works, creating images and impressions from a space of connection..

Dark water surrounds Black’s body in her image Re-Immersion. The water distorts, skews and overtakes her body, completely obscuring her identity. Curled in a fetal position, Black’s body suggests that a rebirth is possible. The result is a successful depiction of the undeniable relationship we have with the natural world and its healing powers.