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Glowing limbs reach through The Delisle Space in Toronto for DesignTO

Artist Lauren Pirie has installed luminous tangled limbs inside The Delisle Space for Toronto’s annual DesignTO festival.

Entitled, A Long Story II, the mixed-media artworks take over two rooms of the space, responding to the architecture of the building and appearing to tumble out of the event space’s giant skylights. Each soft sculpture comprises elongated arms fabricated from cotton, polyester stuffing and thread over a wire frame.

They take on a ghostly glow thanks to LED lights which illuminate them from within.

Glowing limbs reach through The Delisle Space in Toronto for DesignTO
Photography: Lauren Pirie

Pirie’s work centres around connection, desire and healing with one half of the installation seeking touch and the other appearing to retreat.

Says the artist: ‘A Long Story II’ is interested in the common threads in our personal and global mythologies, and how our willingness to confront our shadows, individually and collectively can lead to growth and healing.’

‘A Long Story II’ is on show at The Delisle Space, 1 Delisle Avenue, Toronto until 27 January 2020.

Glowing limbs reach through The Delisle Space in Toronto for DesignTO
Photography: Lauren Pirie
Glowing limbs reach through The Delisle Space in Toronto for DesignTO
Photography: Lauren Pirie

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