Rideau Canal Festival, Ottawa, Canada
Steel powder coat
Blue Woman was part of a curated temporary installation along the Rideau Canal as part of the celebration of its designation as a world UNESCO site and refers to the history and folklore of the woollen mills, that were scattered along Ontario waterways during the 1800’s. The image of a woman in steel, weaves a story of the early female textile workers as pioneers and explores their contribution to the industrial revolution; the period of textiles, iron and steam engines.The filigree embroidered intricacies on the dress pattern relate to the lace and garment industries of that period. The vibrant red at the centre pays homage to their early explorative spirit.