Arras - 2019, Public Art, Fairway Road GRT Station and ION Stop, Kitchener
The artists (Lauren Judge and Elana Zur) were inspired by textiles found in Fairway’s past. Arras combines globally known, historical patterns in bright and welcoming colours, connecting designs like patchwork of warmth and beauty. Mosaics have been a proven and effective medium for placemaking. Whether walls are
built to keep out the unwanted or for safety, the presence of artwork can transform these simple
structures into conversation pieces, cultural landmarks and embrace the surrounding landscape. As GRT and ION riders approach the piece, perceptions will change and memories of the past will surface. The glass tiles will reflect differently as the light, weather and seasons change.