Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Looking up in Victoria, B.C.

I found these four large banners -- collectively called
The Four Seasons Suite
-- displayed high on the walls of
Munro's Books in Victoria, B.C.
The "textile assemblages" are by
Canadian artist Carole Sabiston.

It's hard to get a sense from my photos of how immense these are. I had to tilt the camera (yes, with permission) way up to frame them, which makes them seem a lot smaller than they really are. I would love to see them up close, but at least they had a brochure giving some info about them. The brochure states that Carole's "textile assemblages employ hand and machine stitching using techniques which are unique and non-traditional."

The colors are beautiful.
Munro's Books is a neo-classical building that was designed for the Royal Bank in 1909. According to the store's brochure, the coffered 24-foot ceiling resembles the ceiling of the porch of the great library of Ephesus built by the Romans. In 1984, Jim Munro bought the building, which had been "tastelessly modernized" in the '50s, and had it restored and refubished -- all in eight weeks!

Here are some more things I found
when I looked up in Victoria:

Chandelier in downtown McDonald's lobby

Chandelier in our B&B hallway

Seagull on a mossy roof

Heads up!


Judys Fiber Art said...

Fantastic pictures. Thanks for posting them.

Linda M said...

Thanks for sharing Carole's work - it's beautiful.

JYA Fiberarts said...

The wall hangings are lovely. It is exciting to see where fiber art hangs. Thank you for posting.

Sherrie Spangler said...

Thanks for looking, everyone! More next week from Los Angeles.