Whyte Museum

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Women of Fibre

November 2011 – January 2012

The contemporary works of Articulation, an eclectic group of fibre artists, illustrates the ongoing vibrancy of fibre arts across Canada. The works of Articulation are inspired by the Whyte Museum’s collection.

Robe of Rite: inspired by Mary Schaffer’s jacket, hand beaded, hide tanning, and tassel making using elk hide and glass beads. 2010.

Glacier is based on my discoveries while doing a month long residency at the Banff Centre, AB where I studied historical slides, photos and written works on the glacial features of the region. Being able to draw out the cold slow movements of a large body of ice onto a textile gave me the opportunity to portray a sense of playfulness and spirituality. Hence the Dragon Glacier

Hand dyed indigo, Shiva Paintstiks, hand embroidery, machine quilting and Swarovski crystal embellishments.