The silk wall hanging Steps of hope…steps of loss is part of Neera Huckvale’s exhibition Fragments in Time and a larger series of works in which the artist explores how we experience time and energy in our personal lives, how we remember, how things come together, then separate, then come together again.
Neera Huckvale created not just thoughtful, meaningful and moving pieces of art but an experience that affected me deeply and continues to haunt me, in a good way.
I love to be surprised by a work of art, and Abigail Gossage’s photograph of the NAC underpass did just that when I stumbled upon it on the artist’s website.
“Wow,” I said. “I want to see what she is seeing.”
Having taken strolls along the National Arts Centre stretch of the Rideau Canal, I knew exactly where Gossage stood when she snapped her shot. My memory, however, recalled only a cold concrete tunnel − not the visually rich and engaging composition of light and shadow, curves and lines, textures and patterns, that the artist captured.