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Colour Seekers, The Colour Collector's Way
Photo: Photo Mike Winteringham, Metropolitan Fine Printers
Colour Seekers, The Colour Collector’s Way by Torrie Groening - photo by Photo Mike Winteringham, Metropolitan Fine Printers
Colour Seekers, The Colour Collector’s Way by Torrie Groening - photo by Photo Mike Winteringham, Metropolitan Fine Printers
Colour Seekers, The Colour Collector’s Way by Torrie Groening - photo by Photo Mike Winteringham, Metropolitan Fine Printers
803 West 12th Avenue
Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre
The installation is located on the window walkway on the west side of the building
Private development
2018
3M IJ8150 laminated to Clearview
Mural
In place
Privately Owned
Artist statement

Groening’s quirky still lifes often include unlikely but not impossible juxtapositions. With colour, comfort, and curiousity leading, objects were chosen for their familiarity
or for their particular presence. Each of the thirty-five, 5 x 8- foot glass panels is a composition created in colour stages. The inside viewer (hospital community or patients and staff?) is/are able to examine objects in detail over a 35 foot, colour-changing walkway mural, while the public art viewer sees an expanded version as colour spectrums spanning up five floors.

Culled from her collection of jewel-toned glass objects and augmented by flea market finds and borrowed treasures, this giant-sized still life creates a spectrum of colour that is projected into the building in the afternoon and glows at night in a building-sized lightbox. Like large photographic slides, the transparent panels are mounted to a series of glass walkways that make up one wall of the internal atrium. The murals transform the hallways with the changing light, allowing inside viewers to experience a “colour walk” as the sun projects the art into the building and onto the light colored floor.

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