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“She allows imagery to surface line by line almost of its own accord – delicate, cumulative, evocative.”
— Susan Hanrahan (nominator), Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council

Intimate and intuitive, Sandra Brownlee’s works are tactile records of an inner journey that hold universal meanings for us all.

For over 40 years she has been “drawing” and “writing” her thoughts and ideas using stitches, simple materials and tools. Her medium is decidedly low-tech; her creative process a ritual. She finds focus in the act of weaving – grounded by touch and guided by improvisation. The result: rows of stitching, layers of textures, progressively building up to become exquisite textiles and notebook works that offer us powerful connection to the artist. 

Video

Sandra Brownlee, 2014
Digital video, 3 min. 23 sec.

Directed by Tim Wilson
Presentation of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Independent Media Arts Alliance