Work of the Week: "Summer Blooms" by Nancy Ruth Sissons

Date: Feb 21, 2020

Who’s ready for the summer sun and flowers that it brings? While (unfortunately!) summer is still a few months away, please enjoy this week’s Work of the Week Summer Blooms by Nancy Ruth Sissons, a tapestry.

Tapestries have been used since at least the Hellenistic period (323-31 BCE). The long-term popularity of tapestries can be traced to its portability and functionality. Tapestries could be rolled up and transported from one residence to another, and in addition to decoration, tapestries provided much needed insulation in drafty stone and wood homes.

About the Artist: Nancy Ruth Sissons

Nancy Ruth Sissons (1924-2014) was born in Winnipeg. She earned a degree in Home Economics from the University of Manitoba and moved to Calgary after getting married in 1949. In 1959, Sissons and her family moved to Medicine Hat where she became active in the local arts community, including the Hat Art Club and the Fibre Arts Society.

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