Murray Gibson & the Antigonish L'Arche Community - Tapestry

Murray Gibson & L'Arche communityMurray Gibson- Tapestry
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Tapestry

Tapestry weaving is a centuries-old art form practiced by most cultures around the world. Its hands-on process is slow and solitary, and seems antithetical to our contemporary age of digital technology when time is measured in nanoseconds rather than the days, weeks and months it takes to weave a tapestry. You might be interested to know that weaving is essentially a binary process, and that today's computers are the direct descendents of very old weaving technology. Tapestries, based on a European tradition dating back many hundreds of years, are essentially narrative.

My tapestry created for the People's Place also tells a story about life in Antigonish for a special group in our community - the artists from L'Arche Antigonish. Their drawings and paintings provide the pictorial elements which I have collaged together to create the design for this tapestry. It is bright and colourful, humorous yet thoughtful; much like the people who inspired it.

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