Thursday, June 9, 2011
This large tapestry (15' x10'), hanging in a stairwell at the Macdonald block, was totally in the dark during my tour but I like the way the flash has popped it so here it is. The artist, Canadian Micheline Beauchemin, was well-known for her large-scale tapestries and her use of unusual materials and for this one used woven materials, phosphorescent acrylic fibres and transparent acrylic beads. I plan on returning next week to catch it with its proper lighting. A total of 30 art pieces were commissioned for the building and installed in 1968 giving us a real snapshot of the art scene of the time.