Eugenia Chan explores the self-reflection of moments linked to precious life lessons and experiences. In doing so, she unravels her idea of what it means to be human, utilizing the purest form of these experiences she crafts them into modern and wearable heirlooms.
Describe your TOAF experience in 5 words or less: A dream – true community connection.
Describe your current collection: Kairos, a good measure of Unmerited Grace and Sausade versus Doubt.
The hardest thing about being an artist: The hardest parts will always be the doubt and isolation, that for my work I am in constant self reflection of my surroundings and state of mind. As an artist, I have to surround myself with those who understand me, whom I trust wholeheartedly to tell me the truth, so finding that in itself is a challenge. There is a sense of validation that every artist seeks, though we are afraid to admit it, we need this as a sign to continue, to motivate or push us towards the journey we need to take to find our voice. I am in constant doubt and that's okay because that's the beauty, you have to understand the bad to understand the good.
Favourite restaurant in Toronto: Definitely don't like sharing my secret spots but if you haven't tried Sugo and Hanmoto you are missing out! Get the rigatoni and tiramisu from Sugo and salmon aburi ending with their miso ice cream from Hanmoto – that's all I'm saying!