Meditations on Red

Nadia Myre’s new body of work, titled Meditations on Red are large, textured tondos resemblinggongs, planets, mandalas, or darkened pools with ripples extending radially from their centres. Closer inspection reveals a digitized universe of intertwined glass seed beads of varying shapes, sizes, and colours. In contrast to Myre’s Scarscapes or other works, these pieces are not woven on the loom with a pre-established pattern. They are held simply and intimately in the hand and worked upon in a more organic, instinctual manner. Selecting and picking up two to three beads at a time to form a brick stitch, the act of choosing the colours is a process Myre views as akin to painting.