Small Wonders, Big Magic: The Floral Sculptures of Tracy Carefoot

14 June 2023

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Life can be overwhelming. When it feels like our days are consumed by work, family, and one global crisis after another, its important to remember that, despite the chaos, the world is full of small wonders.

For multimedia artist Tracy Carefoot, that reminder came when an ah-ha!” moment collided with a sudden illness. The result? A collection of delightfully larger-than-life floral fabric sculptures, inspired by the small wonders growing in the garden of her Gatineau, Québec, home.

As a botanist and avid gardener myself, when I encountered these wondrous creations, I had to know the story behind them. And so, as winter began to loosen its grip on Southern Ontario and flowers prepared to bloom once again, I had the pleasure of chatting with Tracy about her creative journey so far—and the magic of taking the time to really see the world around you.

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Tracy Carefoot

All photos courtesy Tracy Carefoot.

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About Michelle Woodvine

Michelle Woodvine is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor on a quest to never stop learning and making. When not wordsmithing for others, Michelle can usually be found working on her trilogy of speculative fiction novels, learning a new skill, or goofing around with her family (including her very own rocket scientist, two teenage boys, and one feisty ginger cat). Follow the weird, wonderful, and wordy adventures @woodvinewrites or visit

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