Botany

The embroidered botanical sculptures featured here came from a desire to prolong the Canadian gardening season into winter. I applied the bespoke tailoring skills I learned when I apprenticed with an Italian master tailor to make these individual, intricate pieces.

To showcase these embroidered art pieces for my Toronto 2012 and New York 2014 exhibitions, I suspended these pieces onto a mobile installation. Watching the upturned faces looking at the handmade embroidery with wonder, joy and astonishment is the ultimate reward.

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Anemone Mona Lisa 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 6″ x 6″

 

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Hibiscus Jason Blue 2010 – SOLD, linen, cotton floss thread, 7″ x 6″

 

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Narcissus 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 5″ x 4″

 

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Viola Rose Crown 2012, linen, cotton floss thread, 8″ x 8″

 

 

Foliage One, Two, Three 2010, cashmere, cotton floss thread, 8″ x 6″

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Cynara Scolymus 2011, wool, cotton floss thread, 4″ 4″

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Chrysanthemum Pompom 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 4″ x 4″

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Clematis in Bloom 2010 – SOLD, linen, cotton floss thread, 14″ x 11″

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Optimist 2012 – SOLD, linen, cotton floss thread, 7″ x 7″

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Brugmansia Candida 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 10″ x 7″

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Helianthus Annus 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 4″ x 4″

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Lily 2012, linen, cotton floss thread, 8″ x 5″

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Ipomeoea Purpurea Midnight 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 5″ x 4″

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Colocasia 2011, wool, cotton floss thread, 6″ x 6″

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Chou Fleur 2012, linen, cotton floss thread, 9″ x 9″

Narcissus Mount Hood 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 6″ x 5″

Clematis Mme Julia Correvon 2010, linen, cotton floss thread, 4″ x 4″

Narcissus Dickcissel 2012, linen, cotton floss thread, 9″ x 5″

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Tulipa Ballerina 2012, wool, cotton floss thread, 5″ x 5″

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Helleborus Hybridus Apricot 2011, wool, cotton floss thread, 6″ x 5″

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Zinnia Pink Splendour 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 8″ x 6″

Camellia Japonica Silver Bells 2011, linen, cotton floss thread, 9″ x 6″

Narcissus Ice Follies 2012, linen, cotton floss thread, 7″ x 5″

Rosa Leonidas 2012, linen, cotton floss thread, 8″ x 8″

Pricing information:  $120-$260CAD (unframed)