Category: Mixed Media

Forest Fire Pilgrimage

Images of wildfires in western Canada prompted artist Phyllis Gordon to begin researching fires and creating artwork of burning forests, working on wood supports and making woodcut prints to depict the beauty and danger of fire. Then she was inspired to take a journey. 

28/150: Joyce Wieland – The Feminist

The legendary Joyce Wieland (1931-1998) was a mixed-media artist, experimental filmmaker and Canadian nationalist whose feminist art made use of sewing, knitting, rug hooking and embroidery. She had a powerful influence on modernist art, and her 1971 retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada was the first ever for a woman artist.