KATHARINE HARVEY- Florae

Florae ©Katharine Harvey 2020, Chester Street Subway Station, Toronto, Ontario

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Florae portrays native plants and flowers found in the neighbourhoods and ravines surrounding Chester station.

Depicted are milkweed, verbena, trout lily, and blue flag iris colliding together in double-exposed photographic overlays.

The playful combination of realistic depictions with abstract interventions pushes the mosaic medium in a new direction.

The innovative use of hand-glazed ceramic tiles imbues these stationary wall works with a sense of movement and of wind blowing seeds into the sky.


“Trout Lily Blue Flag Iris”, hand-glazed ceramic tile, 8′ x 14′


“Milkweed Verbena”, hand-glazed ceramic tile, 8′ x 14′


Katharine Harvey – Florae mosaics at Chester subway station, Toronto, Canada from Katharine Harvey on Vimeo.