Friday, April 1, 2011

Quilted Art


Returning to the Kendal Ave entrance to the Spadina subway station of a couple of days ago, I have to show you this magnificent quilted and appliqued hanging that covers the whole wall inside the turnstiles. Titled "Barren Ground Caribou", it was done by Canadian artist Joyce Wieland in 1978 and depicts 17 of this subspecies of caribou that is found in Canada's north country and in western Greenland. At 8 ft by 30 ft, it is quite spectacular!

7 comments:

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Cool!
Have a nice weekend Red Pat :)

Sharon said...

That is an amazing piece. I can't believe it's quilted. Very nice.

LĂșcia said...

I couldn't believe when I enlarge it...
I've never seen a quilted work so big as this one!
We can see she loves animals too. :)

Jack said...

That is really impressive. A lot of work went into that.

Randy said...

I can't imagine the amount of hours it took to make this beautiful piece.

Birdman said...

Amazing!

EG Wow said...

I have never been in the Spadina Station and NOW I think that's a huge mistake. I MUST visit it one day just to see this up close.