Primary Colours Weave the Future
by: Karen LeBlanc
In 2021-2022, "Primary Colours Weave the Future" was commissioned by the Province of New Brunswick for Arc-en-ciel School as part of the Public Art Policy for New Brunswick.
This piece consists of 5 handwoven tapestries in primary colours, (dark blue, royal blue, yellow, light red and dark red).
According to the artist, the design incorporates historical colours of the Union Jack flag (dark blue, red and white), the Canadian flag (red and white), the NB flag (yellow, red, blue and white), the Acadian flag (red, white and royal blue with a yellow star), the Quebec flag (royal blue and white), and an Indigenous medicine wheel (red, yellow, white and black).
The hangings start with the dark blue tapestry on the left, then the royal blue, the yellow in the middle, light red on the middle right and dark red on the far right.