Portrait of the Artist

Dimensions: 27" x 26.6"
Materials: #4-cut wool on linen
Designed and hooked by Trish Johnson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2018.
Featured in: Celebration 29

"This rug is based on a sketch of myself that I did in August of 1976. It was the summer before I started at the Ontario College of Art. I must have thought that I needed practice drawing. It amazes me that I had the time to sit and study my reflection in the tea kettle. I was in my grandmother’s kitchen at Oak Point, New Brunswick. Her kitchen was an old-fashioned one with a wood stove and a collapsible wooden rack above the stove for drying the tea towels and dish clothes. I hooked this rug forty-two years after I had made the drawing, so I couldn’t quite remember some of things on the table."
- Trish Johnson, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018


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