Community Programs Victoria International Airport Visual

Justice Schanfarber

There’s always someone or something to hold you

September 2021 – January 2022

I fell running and I
hit the ground hard,
knees and hands

For a brief moment
I detested myself,
my failure to remain
upright and composed
and in charge

And then just
as quickly I
softened –

It’s really something
to catch yourself like
that, to feel yourself
hold your own tender


Let your
sometimes tired
eyes see

what they

and let your
broken heart
know what
it knows

there’s always
someone or
to hold you

About the Artist: A self-taught emerging artist working primarily with paint and assemblage, Justice Schanfarber favours improvisational and experimental approaches in his art practice. From 1990 through 1997 Justice worked in sound mediums and helped shape Vancouver BC’s indie experimental, noise, and art-rock scenes. Over twenty recordings of solo work and collaborations have been released since 1992 on a variety of domestic and international labels. He began painting in 2019, and his first body of work, “You see me like this”, features large abstract paintings inspired by the psychological dramas that colour intimate relationships. Justice Schanfarber currently lives and works in Campbell River, BC on Vancouver Island.

Instagram: @justiceschanfarberart