By Kate Metten
This installation covers King Edward Canada Line station in a painting by Kate Metten, which itself interprets the Scottish tartan Highland Rose. As a textile, tartan is associated with domesticity, family, and cultural identity, while Highland Rose’s pink and white tones are traditionally feminine. Tartan is a material that comforts and insulates the body, especially during cold weather. Highland Rose extends that same function to King Edward station, bringing coziness and intimacy to this highly public site of energy and motion.