The Welcome Back Project > Community Art Crawl

Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly
Hand embroidered acrylic yarn on Belgian linen appliqué, welcome mat
23.5 x 35 inches

Artist: Claudia Gutierrez
Location: Citizen (Centretown)

By applying the pathos of her medium - using wool, cotton and linen to offer a sensory experience that contrast her bold compositions, Claudia’s work explores embroidery as a tool for abstraction to create a code switch in the role of her materials and her art form. Her pieces have been described as large embroidered blankets that embrace you as quickly as they push you backward. These shifts in the role and meaning of her work are representations of the movement between known and unknown, oddity and banality, fine art and craft, masculine and feminine until what is left is a new form entirely.

Photo credit: Rémi Thériault