We are very excited to be collaborating with the Ontario Crafts Council over the next year to curate one of our public spaces with works by local makers, showcasing a diversity of media and practices.
Our first featured work in by Bec Groves. Be sure to check-it out en route to the 2nd floor.
Bec Groves combines traditional embroidery techniques with contemporary subject matter. This work is a series of hand-sewn illustrations, dedicated to the expression of longing, loss and love. They are influenced by relationships and strive to capture a sense of romance and nostalgia.
The process of hand embroidery brings out attention to detail and creates unique movements in the work. Embroidery merged with the reclaimed materials and elements of colour, texture, and pattern allows Bec to design and construct these moments in a way that is different from any other medium.
Bec received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 2009 and has been developing her embroidery skills for the last four years. Bec currently calls Peterborough, Ontario home.