Samm Moore is a multimedia artist graduate with a BFA in Film/Video and Integrated
Media at Emily Carr University in Vancouver in 2017. Moore’s practice includes
drawing, painting and video, but she specializes in pyrography. Born in Banff AB and
raised on Vancouver Island, much of her inspiration comes from her surrounding
environments of the mountains and the ocean. She is currently living in Nelson BC.
Over the recent years, I’ve dedicated my full focus and time to pyrography. I feel a
connection working with a natural element, as it is what I am often depicting. Most of
my work is in relation to either the mountains or the ocean, along with all the
creatures that come with it. This is driven from my inner exploration and personal
experiences, generally relating to what makes me feel content and inspired.
Being surrounded by such environments has become a vital part of who I am as a
person, and who I surround myself with. This directly relates to my practice and the
concepts I work with. With my art, I hope to convey my thoughts and values on our
environments, the importance that they place, and the difficulties that may be
approaching for them. In this time of uncertainty, we need to protect our natural
resources and be considerate of the living creatures we share this planet with. I hope
that my work will help others to see the beauty in our natural world and feel inspired
to protect and support it. My practice has taken many different forms over the years,
and just recently have I felt certain about which path I want to take. My passion for
pyrography and unwavering and fits perfectly with my subject matter. Drawing
inspiration from my surroundings has made my art engaging and relatable. I look
forward to exploring new avenues and perspectives as I, and the world around me,
continue to evolve.