Marcy Friesen is of Swampy Cree and Welsh ancestry and currently resides on a mixed farm with my family near Carrot River, Saskatchewan. Marcy comes from a long line of traditional master beaders and talented creative family members. Marcy has always felt the need to create and has focused her career starting her Trapline Creations business where she makes utilitarian pieces. Since visiting the Remai Modern Art Gallery in Saskatoon Marcy has changed her focus to creating “useless” pieces of art. Marcy uses her beads, leather and furs in new and exciting ways opening discussions on mental health issues. Marcy has since discovered her useless art isn’t as useless as she first thought.