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Connecting Resilience 
University of Calgary x Centre for Newcomers

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Making your mark.

These tapestries are made as a group using potato stamps and acrylic paint. Potatoes are cross-cultural, and found in cuisine around the world. Using it as a vessel for connection, all the families worked on the tapestry together through a meditative process of repetitive action. Each stamp symbolizes one step they've taken towards building new lives in Canada. The variety of patterns and colours come together in a dynamic, yet harmonious piece.

Participants created their own patterns using a variety of cutout potato stamps. This was a meditative and collaborative exercise that created a beautiful joint piece in the end.

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