Monday, February 5, 2018

Behind the Art: Life Lines

Life Lines was created as a site specific piece for Window which is an art display vitrine at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in downtown Vancouver, BC.

Life Lines, mixed media quilt, 2014

The broad sense of the message behind this work was to talk about the isolation that city life encourages when everyone is closed into their individual condos and apartments. The clothesline represented both an ecological symbol of using the sun to dry our clothing as was common in previous generations (and is still used in many homes across the earth to this day) and a social connection that could unite city dwellers.

The contrast between the muted colours of the buildings and the vibrant faces looking out and holding the clothesline was my favourite part of this piece.

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