When I asked Lorraine Roy what she’d consider to be the theme of her artwork, her reply was immediate: “We’re all connected.”
That sense of connection, between plants, their environment—and even the humans who experience her art—is unmistakable in the vibrant, dynamic fabric collages created by the Ontario-based textile artist. From realistic vistas inspired by the Niagara Escarpment to stunning abstracts of trees and their related ecosystems, Lorraine combines a powerful love of plant science and a deep understanding of the interconnection between humanity and nature to both portray connection and create it with the viewer. Lorraine joined me online from her home studio in Dundas, Ontario. We chatted about her process and how her background in ornamental horticulture continues to inform and inspire her vivid work.
All images courtesy of Lorraine Roy.