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Cotton, Wood, Wool

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Fibre, Installation, Public art

Primary Colours Weave the Future

by: Karen LeBlanc

In 2021-2022, "Primary Colours Weave the Future" was commissioned by the Province of New Brunswick for Arc-en-ciel School as part of the Public Art Policy for New Brunswick.

This piece consists of 5 handwoven tapestries in primary colours, (dark blue, royal blue, yellow, light red and dark red).

According to the artist, the design incorporates historical colours of the Union Jack flag (dark blue, red and white), the Canadian flag (red and white), the NB flag (yellow, red, blue and white), the Acadian flag (red, white and royal blue with a yellow star), the Quebec flag (royal blue and white), and an Indigenous medicine wheel (red, yellow, white and black).

The hangings start with the dark blue tapestry on the left, then the royal blue, the yellow in the middle, light red on the middle right and dark red on the far right.

Small karen leblanccloseup2 Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc has been weaving for over 40 years and after working as a Senior Project Manager, she now weaves in her studio full time. Her inspiration comes from her backyard - the Saint John River valley, textures, colours, fibres, shapes and patterns. Karen loves to create wearables such as shawls, scarves, jackets and ponchos. She weaves table runners, overshot throws, and tapestries for walls. She has exhibited locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. 

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