Textile - Linda Mackay
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Canadian Roots - The British

Textile, 15"x23"
The horse is chosen to depict Canadians in this series on the various nations comprising Canada. The horse is a freely moving and beautiful animal but with some restraint and obedience. Its legs become rooted into the vast and sectioned countryside as we co-exist, sometimes in a fractured way. The influence of the British heritage on Canada is symbolized with the use of the English saddle, and Canadian icons are included with the maple leaf mane and tail, and the Canada goose embroidered on the neck of the horse. Techniques used include hand and machine embroidery, couching, applique', quilting.