Sunday, 29 May 2011

Inspirational Fibre Art

I went to my 15 year university reunion this past weekend in Kingston, Ontario. In taking a walk with some friends through the campus and some of our favourite haunts, I came across this wall hanging in the John Deutsch University Centre. It's always been one of my favourite pieces of art.

The workmanship is incredible. I don't know who made it, but I always loved that the graduation stoles of all the faculties were represented. Regardless of faculty or year, we are all a part of the tapestry of Queen's University.

I must say that the tapestry has seen better days. It made me sad to see the dust and light damage on this beautiful piece. I'll be sending the university an email to find out if they've got a plan for fixing it or protecting it from further damage. I know they probably have more important things to address, but it's a real shame to see this prominent piece of art deteriorating like this.

Otherwise, it was a wonderful weekend with some fabulous friends. Lots of food, great chats, a dram or two of drink ;), a wee bit o' dancing, a few Oil Thigh Na Ban Righ Gans (Queen's cheer), some fireworks and a whole lot of fun. Life is pretty darn good!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you sent them an email about it. I agree it needs to be protected. They probably haven't even thought about it! Hopefully, they'll take better care of it!



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