Tammy Ratcliff: Compassion Pit

Compassion Pit: an interactive textile installation
by Tammy Ratcliff
with community participation

Capacity 3 Gallery, Boarding House Arts
6 Dublin St. S. Guelph

Nov. 29th- Jan. 4th
Opening reception: Friday November 29th, 7-9:30pm
Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm
Saturday 9am-3pm

‘Compassion Pit’ is an interactive textile installation composed of recycled fabric materials and bits of supportive writing donated from the public. The work is quilted walls, made up of clothing and studio cast offs. The walls house many pant pockets, each to be filled with secrets, words of comfort and support or stories that need to be shared. A call for participation has resulted in many donations of words embroidered or written on bits of paper or cloth. Visitors are encouraged to find and read the words and ideas in the pockets on the walls and possibly leave some of their own.

The dialog and effect of sharing these kind words with each other, will create a community of shared compassionate experience.