Artwork > 2011 - 2016

The Darkling Sea

Historical Fantastical

Installed at FOFA Gallery, Montréal, Québec

Hand sewn silk satin quilt, polyester, upholstery tacks, rose embossed wallpaper, white enamel paint
photo by Guy L’Heureux


Exhibition history
Sub Gallery, Montreal QC
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON

Representations of Architeuthis dux/ giant squid/ kraken from historical and contemporary, and both fantastical and actual source material, form the basis of these quilted sculptures. They are intermediaries and metaphors for the anxiety of uncomfortable/ uncommon forms of bodies/ beauty, and our own place of comfort and safety.

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Darkling Sea

Historical Actual

Installed at FOFA Gallery, Montréal, Québec

photo by Guy L’Heureux
Hand sewn silk satin trapunto quilt, silk, polyester, vinyl, cotton, satin rope, rose embossed wallpaper, gold paint