Charmed Life Craft

Hooked rugs and other delights by Margaret Forsey

Gallery

This is a gallery of art I have created from when I was in art school to the present. This gallery is a work in progress, so please bear with me. It is so funny and strange to see my art from years ago! I can see such a change in my work! Warning, some of the artwork you will see below is mega weird!

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Zanne and Zofya. 2011. 27″ x 36″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

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Waiting for you. 2011. 27″ x 36″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

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Comfy-cozy. 2011. 27″ x 36″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

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Luke and Simon. 2011. 36″ x 27″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

 

This piece was created as a private commission:

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Blue Whale. 2010. 23″ x 14″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

 

The following two pieces were created for an installation at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre:

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Wild Roses. 2009. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

 

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The Magdalene. 2009.  27″ x 36″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

 

The following four hooked rugs were created during my residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon:

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Oh My Darling. 2008. 26″ x 26″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

 

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Robert Forsey. 2008. 26″ x 26″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

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I was so afraid but I’ve come so far. 2008. 26″ x 26″. Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece.

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Nathan and Xavier. 2008.  26″ x 26″.  Burlap and reclaimed polar fleece. I must admit this piece  freaks me out now! What was I thinking?!?

 

The following pieces were created for an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (the Rooms):

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Christopher. 2007. 20″ x 14″. Burlap and reclaimed Polar fleece.

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Michael. 2007. 14″ x 20″. Burlap and reclaimed fabrics. This may be my very favourite rug that I have created! It is so wild and charming, and it looks just like Michael!

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Clyde. 2007. 14″ x 20″. Burlap and reclaimed fabrics.

 

The following two pieces were created for a class at NSCAD in my final year. They blow me away, they are both so intense and bizarre! What can I say? I was in a strange head-space at that time in my life. Sorry for the swears!

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How to avoid urinary-tract infections. 2006. Acrylic felt, beads, and embroidery.

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Advice. 2006. Acrylic felt, beads, and embroidery. This piece is based on advice given to me at the time, by my dear friend Erin Piatt. I thought that by embroidering her words, I could absorb them!