Poppies

Amanda McCavour
March to August 2024

Amanda McCavour, Poppies (detail from installation at Gallery Stratford), 2018. Photographer: Cheryl Rondeau

 

Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who uses a sewing machine to create “thread drawings” that are part of her large-scale embroidered installations. This unique approach allows her to transform two-dimensional sketches into three-dimensional installations, resembling familiar settings such as a vibrant garden.

In Poppies, McCavour explores the dichotomies of fragility and strength, and negative and positive space, within her embroidered scene. This unconventional installation features a spray of delicate flowers suspended upside-down from the ceiling, inviting viewers into a visually stunning experience that pushes the boundaries of both drawing and embroidery.

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