In her relatively short time as a professional photographer, Cheryl Hassen has won four international photography awards in the Professional Fine Art Abstract Category at the International Photography Awards and the Tokyo International Foto Awards. Her first group exhibit was at the Lunenburg Art Gallery in 2015 where she launched her slate 'rock portraits' photography collection. She is delighted to share this powerful body of work, now primarily exhibited in her own gallery.
Cheryl is the former Creative Head of Children's and Youth Programming at CBC Television. She moved from Toronto to take up her position as Creative Consultant and Executive Producer with Halifax Film and her position as Chief Operating Officer for DHXMedia. She went on to produce and direct three award-winning documentary films. Change You. Uncementing My Heart. In A Cobweb which aired repeatedly on CBC's documentary channel.
Cheryl began making medicine sticks and stones after five journeys in Mexico with Mayan Master Teacher, Miguel Angel Vergara. He talked about "doing your will" and whenever he did this, he made the gesture of planting a stick in the ground. This resonated with Cheryl. She looked for sticks and could not find any and so began making them. She branched out from sticks to include stone sculptures for healing and as reminders of our determination, beauty and worth.
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