West Vancouver artist Madeleine Chisholm is honoured to her tapestry up at the Vancouver Art Gallery for the Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia exhibition. The exhibition celebrates furniture, ceramics, textiles, fashion and jewellery in BC during the mid-twentieth century.
In 1972, inspired by her young son who is mentally disabled, Madeleine Chisholm made a tapestry.
Madeleine Chisholm shares her thoughts on the tapestry:
“It’s called A Warm Place for my Son and my worries at the time were what on earth would happen to Micheal and I just wanted a good soft place for him in the world. That’s why it sort of changes and that’s why the colours are the way they that they are. They’re nice really hot warm colours”
Almost fifty years later Madeleine is honoured to have her tapestry on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Madeleine Chisholm shares her thoughts on the honour:
“I’m totally honoured that it’s there, especially after forty years it’s just really really neat.”
The tapestry will be on display until the end of the exhibition on January 3rd 2021.
Photo by Nathan Pond