the Lonsdale gallery in Toronto.
Four of Anna Torma's embroideries were included in the Material Connections exhibition curated by Amanda McCavour. Three of them are on the upper level of the gallery, each about 38" square.
I was inspired by my children's early drawings, when they were very
young and the communication between us based on signs, drawings, body
language, guessing and empathy. I loved that early age, when they were "
languageless": before they learned the verbal communication. Their life
was full with playfulness, highly charged emotions and lot of learning.
The mutual understanding between us was complete without verbality.
This experience always reminds me the importance of sensuality, love and
empathy, which can over arch our verbal existence.
Anna Torma (from her website)
Part of the World of Threads festival, this exhibition continues until December 16.