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Inspired by regional folk magic traditions and Museum London’s historical collection of log cabin quilts, London-based artist Reilly Knowles presents his quilt Magic Circle for Earth Communion. This quilt, of his own making, takes the form of a cryptic seal symbolizing living in relationship with and learning from the Earth. It also  incorporates dyes created from local plants and has undergone material alteration through direct contact with our region’s soil. Magic Circle for Earth Communion was commissioned as part of Ontario Culture Days 2024 Creatives in Residence program.

Image: Reilly Knowles, Magic Circle for Earth Communion, 2024, embroidery with plant-dyed textiles, Collection of the artist

Artist Bio

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Reilly Knowles is an interdisciplinary artist living as an uninvited guest on Treaty Six territory in London, Ontario. A Western University graduate (BFA), he has exhibited with Forest City Gallery, Jordan Art Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, and Good Sport Gallery, of which he is a member.


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