April 10, 2010

Busy as a Bee, Stitching Away...

ARTICULATION is one of the guest artists invited to show at the Canadian Quilters' Association (CQA) conference being held at the Telus Convention Centre in downtown Calgary from April 28th through May 1st. We have over 200 feet of exhibition space that we are filling with the theme of Canadian landscapes.

Our artist statement reads:

“Ess-scape” – A Flight From Confinement

Shedding the threaded bonds of traditional textile art, Articulation presents a collection of work by female artists who have studied issues and landscapes of Western Canadian mountain, rain forest, and urban regions. They break new ground while portraying the essence of the history, culture, and surroundings that the Rockies inspire. The BC rain forest communicates its own unique story while the architecture from man-made structures provides a different frame of reference for study and outlook.

The suffix for ‘female’ is ‘-ess’ and by using it as a prefix, Articulation sets the tone for an exhibit that celebrates some of Canada’s diversity while presenting cultural and social issues and the environment in a fresh format. ‘Escape’ also means a ‘flight from confinement’ – what Articulation always strives to accomplish.

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Seven of the nine Articulation artists will be in town for this show, working the floor, interacting with the public. We would love to see you there!

Here is one of my pieces that will be on display, inspired by our study session of the rain forest out on Vancouver Island in 2007.

It is called WESTERN REDCEDAR and is approximately 15" square. The artist statement reads:

"The 80-year-old woollen blanket given to me from a friend's grandfather's attic was felted combining three layers into one, echoes the age that rain forest trees can live without man's interference. By transferring the motif onto the central square, emphasis was given to this sentinel of the forest - the Western Redcedar, identified by its flat sprays with scale-like leaves growing in opposite pairs."

1 comment:

Nuraffinah said...

I have study in Canada and i am working in a Hotel part time. I am studying and work also in Canada.


work and study

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