This colourful tapestry made from repurposed and recycled materials hangs in Semiahmoo Library.
Artist: Sola Fiedler
Location: Semiahmoo Library (1815 152 Street)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: 2022
About Flower Power
This tapestry by artist Sola Fiedler is made from repurposed and recycled materials to create a 3D vase of flowers. The materials are from a previous work that celebrated the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. It is combined with yarn pulled from thrift store sweaters and shoulder pads from old clothing. Flower Power is a tribute to Andy Warhol’s Flower series. It is a joyful work that celebrates the earth and engages in sustainable artmaking practices.
About the Artist
Sola Fiedler is a senior Canadian fibre artist, best known for her large-scale tapestry tributes to the cities that have hosted the Olympic Games. Her work captures the architectural and spiritual elements of each city at that moment in time. Fiedler’s work has been collected by notable corporations and individuals such as CIBC, UBC, CBC, and Jim Pattison. Fiedler grew up in London during and after World War II when reuse and recycling played a fundamental role in daily life. Her tapestries transform the idea of thrift and make it glamorous. Using yarn procured from thrift stores and estate sales, Fiedler creates inviting, colourful landscapes.