Margaret Nazon spent the past decade creating beadwork depictions of outer space, inspired by images taken in outer space. Nazon sets her work on black fabric backgrounds, to emphasize the beautiful and detailed depiction of galaxies, planets, and nebulae. Her expertise in her creative and detailed depictions of these celestial objects come from her long experience of beading, starting at the age of ten, as Colossal detailed:
The artist explained to Glenbow that because she is retired, she is able to dedicate significant portions of time to beading, and often rises at 4:30 to begin working. Nazon plans to continue experimenting, including merging her abstract beadwork with her seamstress skills to create artfully embellished apparel.
Nazon’s artwork was most recently exhibited at Glenbow in a group show, Cosmos, and A Beaded Universe at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
image credit: via Colossal