At the end of the summer, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery finally received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts to purchase two of my pieces for their permanent collection. I knew this was going to happen since last winter, but it was nice to receive the cheque in the mail last Friday. Both of these handwoven artworks were part of my solo exhibition Home Terrain, presented at the gallery in Charlottetown from November 2009 to February 2010. These are my first pieces to be bought for a permanent collection by a federal arts institution. Both pieces are based on imagery created by graphs depicting health statistics of the Atlantic provinces.
Cancer Rates and the Use of Chemicals in Commercial Farming, PEI, 1996-2006
25.5” x 38”, handwoven and hand dyed, wool and silk, 2009
Asthma Rates, PEI, NS, NB, NL, 1996-2005
26” x 30”, handwoven and hand dyed, wool silk, cotton, 2009