1. A closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used esp. for tents, sails, etc.
2. A piece of this or similar material on which a painting is made.
3. A painting on canvas.
4. A tent, or tents collectively.
5. Sails collectively.
6. Any mesh-weave fabric of linen, hemp, etc., esp. one used as a ground in needlepoint. 7. The floor of a boxing ring, traditionally covered with canvas.
What is it to sail under canvas?
What does it mean to cut a sail - is it possible to transform it into something else by destroying it?
Where is the border between an ordinary object and a piece of art?
Do frames turn canvases into art-objects?
A project about traces. The idea was born by the sea but addresses the sails, the horizons, the wind, the travel in their abstract multi-layer symbolic. One can often see canvases on the horizon, with their own horizons farther away. We are canvases ourselves. We are all covered with scars and patches - from the path we are walking on, from joys and disappointments, from staring and waiting, from working and struggling. Hopefully, everyone would see their own dreams, non/existing plans and paths in the “empty” canvases. For creating the “Canvases” worn-out sails were used. Their transformation into paintings exposes frames of their functional life. Cutting the sails to separate pieces is a symbolical sacrifice. Thus they have been turned into something else - into art. The images on the canvases are actually the traces of their life as sails.