Janet Morton

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

March 20 - April 18, 2009

Installation view
Installation view #2
Installation view #3
Installation view
The Manse
Red Brick Classic

Installation view

Installation view, 2009

"In the time it took me to knit these three small architectural sculptures, (models of three of the homes I have lived in) "our empire" has sprawled. Farm land around Guelph, Ontario has been replaced by developments made with such speed and such disposable materials they will likely not be standing a century from now and the skyline of T.O. changes by the day, sometimes appearing to be in a state of decay rather than development.

"For this exhibition I am also knitting a Roman column, with zipper and buttons, a fake monument, a quixotic antidote to the humble homes."

Janet Morton, February 2009