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.