Toronto artist James Lahey describes his flag series Made in Canada as a love letter to family and friends. We’ve all seen that beautiful flag waving exactly as he’s captured it, a great image to celebrate Canada Day this weekend.
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.
Consider this combination of feminism and patriotism in Joyce Wieland’s famous O Canada lithograph of women’s mouths singing the national anthem. To make this print, Wieland put on greasy lipstick and pressed her lips onto a clean lithography stone, forming the syllables of O Canada. [Above: Joyce Wieland, […]