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Pat Hertzberg

Tying the Knot

My most profound, life-altering crossroad came when I got married. I was a single, free-spirited Montreal Fashion-Designer who traded my dream-job, apartment, city and life-I-loved for a new, unknown future in Toronto. Using deconstructed wedding gowns, this art-piece represents the complexity and fragility of uniting two lives, and the life-altering crossroad we face when we 'tie the knot'.
Through partnership, growth and camaraderie plus challenges, conflict and struggle marriage can endure, with bonds that grow stronger, knots that get tighter. As an artist, I enjoy manipulating and embellishing fibre, orchestrating subtle colour combinations, and creating unique textural surfaces and shadows.

H" X W": 36 X 36