Highland Rose

Canada Line Installation, 2019

This installation covers King Edward Canada Line Station with a painting by Kate Metten which itself interprets the Scottish Tartan Highland Rose. As a textile, tartan is associated with domesticity, family and cultural identity, while Highland Rose's pink and white tones are traditionally feminine. Tartan is a material that comforts and insulates the body, especially during cold weather. Highland Rose extends this function to the Canada Line station, bringing coziness and intimacy to this highly public site of energy and motion.

Text by Genevieve Michaels

Photos by Dennis Ha

Highland Rose, 2019

Oil on Canvas, 11x14",

© 2020 Kate Metten. Site by Althemia Marsland.