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