These beautifully rendered embroidery maps are by rising artist Meghan Dauphinee, introduced here in 2012 for her series of paintings paying tribute to the ubiquitous Canadian variety store.
Now, the acrylic painter and textile artist has taken to the needle to perfect lines on maps “as an artistic device to illustrate my relationship to this massive country that I live in.”
“To me it’s not a country of smooth transitions from place to place,” Dauphinee writes on her blog. “Rather it is a land made up of sharply contrasting regions each with it’s own vibrant character, separated from its neighbours by brilliant lines. This understanding of Canada is reflected in this embroidered series, so far…”
An avid hiker and paddler, she fuels artistic expression with the raw energy of Canada’s wild places, from B.C.’s Juan de Fuca Trail to Ontario’s Algonquin Park interior, ranging in subject for her textile art across North America as well.
See her blog for extensive process shots, and more of her thinking on fibre art.
Meghan Dauphinee’s website, here.