Nadia Bertrand is an artist from Quebec, Canada. I met her last week when she cam into the Home Is Where y Heart Is photographic exhibition. We got talking, and I was amazed by her story.
Nadia has been traveling around the world for a number of years trading her artwork for needs (and sometimes luxuries). According to her blog, it all started when she payed her dentist with art. Now she is in Perth, Australia. The day I spoke to her, she had just secured a weeks stay in a local backpackers - using her art as payment, of course - and was relieved, as she had spent the previous few nights sleeping in a cave near the beach in Fremantle. I was heartened and inspired by her story.