Lorraine Roy – From the Roots Up

Textiles – Special Trees of Dundas

October 7 – 30, 2016
Opening Reception Friday October 7, 7 – 9:30pm

Lorraine Roy invitationAccording to textile artist Lorraine Roy, everyone has a story about a favourite tree. Armed with a list of local stories gleaned from the Dundas Treekeepers’ Heritage Tree Hunt in 2009, Roy selected six tree stories that inspired her most. She worked from photos she took of the trees, and even met one of the owners in person to see a particularly unique specimen at the back of his property.

“For this exhibition, my aim was to use features from the trees themselves, and incorporate some aspect of their story in the work. I tried to take the point of view of the tree, rather than portray it realistically. This is what made this project so much fun – I let my imagination fly, giving each tree its own magic and humour.”
Roy earns her living as an artist, but she also has a BSc in Horticulture, specializing in native trees. Her fabric artworks almost always portray trees. “This project felt like a natural, and not only because of my education. I too have strong memories associated with particular trees. This is helping me bond even more with my new home in Dundas.”

Article in Hamilton Community News about the exhibition From the Roots Up.

Lorraine Roy, Fisher's Mill Apple, 2016

Lorraine Roy, East St. Maple, 2016, 16x16 Lorraine Roy, Cross St. Tulip, 2016, 24x18

Lorraine Roy with some of the exhibition artwork
Lorraine Roy exhibition photo 2016
Exhibition view

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