Community Faces

West Vancouver was a venue city for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the West Vancouver Community Centre hosted joyous community celebrations up to and during the Games. Community Faces features portraits of those who took part. The embroidered portraits were created with The Universal Movement Machine, invented by Emile Bonnaz in 1865, which allows the operator to steer the needle in any direction by guiding a handle situated under the machine. Each portrait is stitched with embroidered contour lines, providing continuity to the collection and symbolizing connectivity between all people. Members of the Seniors’ Activity Centre quilting group assembled the fabric.

Information

Artist:  Meshell Melvin
Created: February 2010
Location: West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
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