© 2016 by Kate Metten

Highland Rose

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.

Highland Rose, 2019

Oil on Canvas, 11x14",


Text by Genevieve Michaels

Photos by Dennis Ha