I was very fortunate, this last week, to be able to see "Mended", at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, where it is showing until May 15th. This is a travelling exhibit by members of the BC and Yukon Surface Design Association, and includes work by 25 textile artists, who share their stories inspired by their understanding of mending. I had seen a few photos of the pieces online, but nothing compares to being there in person, to standing before a specific work and allowing oneself to respond to what one sees. So moving to see the many different interpretations, and the high calibre of work of the artists. I've included photos of a few of my favorites.
|Michelle Sirois-Silver - Extractions Series|
|Catherine Nicholls - Mend Your Ways|
|Susan Purney-Mark - Beg or Boro|
|Judy Alexander - Grandma's Magical Stories|
|Patt Wilson - Rehabilitating, Detail|