Growing up on the east coast of Canada, natural surroundings and vast landscapes were a large part of Keira Gruttner’s life. After high school she attended the Ottawa School of Art and finalized the decision to get into photography by the age of twenty. While trying out different subject matters, Gruttner had her work published in Canadian Art Magazine on behalf of the University of Ottawa’s BFA program. Constantly struggling with the notion of depicting spaces as she originally observed them, Gruttner eventually turned to the act of collage to create her own landscapes and spaces. The concept of the body’s relationship to space and natural surroundings, as well as people’s perceptions of their surroundings, is a strong theme within her work and something she plans on taking farther while she develops as an artist.