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Locate by Carole Sabiston

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Artwork Description8-panel Fibre-art collage (octaptych) represents 4 locations in Saanich

About Carole Sabiston

Dateslate 1940's - London England
Artist BioCarole Sabiston is an outstanding artist who has developed a bold art form so strongly individualistic as to be unique in its way of expression. She began her professional career as a painter but found that painting did not allow her to achieve the effect she was seeking in her work - light, movement and texture. Her own technique has evolved over the years. With multiple layers of netting and fabrics, matte and metallic, she builds translucent and opaque passages, creating shifting lights and continuous, shimmering movements of water and air. Carole Sabiston's painted murals, hangings, aerial sculptures and tapestries have been exhibited across Canada and in Europe in more than 35 shows including 18 solo shows. She has lived in Victoria on and off since 1952.
Artist ResumeOrder of BC (1992), Royal Canadian Academy (1987), Saidye Bronfman Award (1987); Uvic Honorary Doctorate (1995)


Artwork TypeMosaic
MediumFibre and Fabric collage
Unveiled date1997
Dimensions5m x 1.8m
Reference #1
SiteSaanich Police and Fire Building (front entrance lobby) 770 Vernon Avenue
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: Invitational / Commissioned
Municipality/NeighbourhoodSaanich: Core



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