Registration opens June 24th at 10am.
2013 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Lecture The Sylvan Spirit
7:45 (Doors open at 7:30) $15.00
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Net Loft: Granville Is. Vancouver BC
Sometimes a tree is so much more than just a tree.
Join Lorraine Roy for a figurative walk in the woods: a survey of the ways that trees offer inspiration in both life and art. Her years of research into cultural, symbolic, and spiritual aspects will show how different cultures, present and past, have created a rich mythology around this arboreal object.
This living image is also fundamental to Lorraine’s own practice of layered fabric collage. From the beginning of her career, trees have provided both motif and motivation. Formally trained in agriculture and horticulture, Lorraine draws from a number of sources in her designing: biology, botany, environmental research, mythology, early and modern culture, literature, and spiritual writings.
This lecture will be illustrated with images from her own extensive body of work. Lorraine will also explain her artistic process whereby she is able to collage fabrics and threads in a painterly way.
Lorraine joins us from Ontario.