Spectre, 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature; installation at Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS
Photo: Jordan Blackburn

Spectre

Spectre is an elegy to a polar bear that was held in captivity at the Banff Park Museum Zoo from 1922 until 1938. Crocheted snowflakes and crystals, suspended in a darkened room, create the bear’s silhouette. The title, Spectre, means both ghost and spectacle. 

Spectre, 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature, site specific installation at the Banff Park Museum
Photo: Sarah Fuller

Spectre, 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature, site specific installation at the Banff Park Museum
Photo: Sarah Fuller

Spectre, 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature; installation at Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS
Photo: Jordan Blackburn

Spectre, 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature; installation at the Banff Park Museum, Banff AB
Photo: Sarah Fuller

Spectre , 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature; installation at Tides Institute and Museum, Eastport ME photo: Markley Boyer

Spectre, 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature; installation at Tides Institute and Museum, Eastport ME
photo: Markley Boyer