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Leave (The Nest)

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  • Susan Bidinosti, Leave (The Nest), 2006. Photo: Scott Lee
    Susan Bidinosti, Leave (The Nest), 2006. Photo: Scott Lee
  • Susan Bidinosti, Leave (The Nest), 2006. Photo: Scott Lee
    Susan Bidinosti, Leave (The Nest), 2006. Photo: Scott Lee

Region:
Ontario
Date: 
2006
Dimensions: 
13 x 42 cm
Materials:
paper, threads
Techniques:
appliqued, embroidered, stitched
Type:
sculpture, surface design

Donor/funder gift credit: 
Acquired 2006 with the assistance of the Arti Gras Committee, 2005 and the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Programme of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation



Description

Leave is about the outgrowing of old parts of one’s life. It is about leaving old nests of safety and making changes in mid-life. This bowl was constructed on the sewing machine by arranging, adding...

Leave is about the outgrowing of old parts of one’s life. It is about leaving old nests of safety and making changes in mid-life. This bowl was constructed on the sewing machine by arranging, adding, and manipulating stripes of paper torn from old books. The images are hand embroidered; some are appliquéd. The birds look out of the old Inuit prints on the walls. There once they were mute witnesses, they now whisper “fly”.




Artist Profile

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Susan Bidinosti has worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Textile Museum of Canada and had a twenty-year career as a surface print designer...



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