An evocative fibre-arts installation recalling spider webs and flourishing plant life stretches out in a monumental canopy above the De la Place pedestrian street. Part of the artist’s #HopeAndHealingCanada project, which has travelled the length and breadth of North America, this installation in red yarn is part of a healing process in response to evidence of unmarked graves found on the sites of Canadian residential schools. Tracey-Mae Chambers knits and weaves connections that engender a healing dialogue around reconciliation and decolonization.
Heritage note: Fibre arts and dream catchers are ancestral Indigenous practices handed down over generations. Together, they rekindle the living memory of Indigenous and settler communities in Place Royale, a trading centre for First Nations and colonists in New France.