I Want the Moon

Textile by Micheline Beauchemin
Year
1994
Artist
Micheline Beauchemin (1929-2009)
Media
Installation
Mixed media
Sculpture
Textile
Material
Nylon filament, rope, dye
Collection number
1994-0007
Venue
Art at buildings
Art in the street

Description

This set of 12 sails is made of several layers of knotted nylon dyed in various shades of yellow, orange, red and blue. Overlapping one another, the sails create new colours; the contrasting colours of the ropes highlight their size and triangular shape. The sails, all sewn by hand, glow warmly in the light, casting reflections in snow and setting the pyramid on fire by night.

Location

John G. Diefenbaker Building

Main entrance