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February 22, 2010

Nadia Myre's Scars

Last week was a busy with one of our two HIDE artists, Nadia Myre, on site working with our staff to install her epic work known as The Scar Project. In 2005 she began hosting workshops in different communities, bringing raw canvases, needles, scissors, yarn and thread, and asking participants to write about a personal scar and use the canvas to depict it.  Years later she has amassed over 500 canvases and stories, and this will be her largest installation of the collected works yet with about 240 hanging on the wall. She worked for 3 days last week to arrange the canvases, looking at commonalities in their imagery. Even though we'll have a book with all the corresponding stories, it was fascinating to spend time with her and the work, since she knows so much about the hidden stories and people behind them. I'm thrilled that Nadia will be conducting a Scar Project workshop in the gallery on Saturday, March 6th, 1-4pm. Anyone can participate, and the canvases will be added to the installation!

Blog3 Blog1 (Far left): Nadia working on the installation; a cart loaded with the canvases.


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What an epic work for installing this !
Great work.

I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.


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