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  • Suzanne Carlsen, Alternative Transportation, 2006. Photo: Scott Lee
    Suzanne Carlsen, Alternative Transportation, 2006. Photo: Scott Lee

Region:
Ontario
Date: 
2006
Dimensions: 
3.5 x 3.1 cm each
Materials:
cotton, sterling silver, threads
Techniques:
embroidered
Type:
embroidery, surface design

Donor/funder gift credit: 
Acquired with the assistance of the Arti Gras Committee, 2005 and the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Programme of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation



Description

Alternative Transportation sets out to question our methods of mobility.  Suzanne Carlsen has created a series of ten hand-embroidered brooches each representing a mode of transportation. Using...

Alternative Transportation sets out to question our methods of mobility.  Suzanne Carlsen has created a series of ten hand-embroidered brooches each representing a mode of transportation. Using humour and wit she presents the viewer with “alternatives” to their cars and motorcycles. Hopefully in choosing their favourite mode of alternative transportation the viewer will think about human-powered transport, bicycles, walking or even in the colder months, in the correct city, skating.




Artist Profile

Suzanne Carlsen graduated in 2006 from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a BDes in jewellery and metalsmithing. Upon graduation, she was a Craft studio resident at the Harbourfront Centre in...



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