June 18 – October 2, 2022

Poet Martha Lavinia Hoffman describes flowers as “bright little day stars scattered all over the earth.” Artist Amanda McCavour lifts those stars up into the air in this exhibition, creating hovering constellations of colorful flora. The Toronto-based artist creates astonishing embroideries by stitching into water-soluble fabric she then dissolves to leave only the stitching. This exhibition includes a brand new body of floral work in colored metal, also hanging from the CMA gallery ceilings to create an immersive environment. 


This exhibition was organized by the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina.


Recorded June 17, 2022

Bright Little Day Stars with Artist Amanda McCavour

Artist Amanda McCavour discusses her processes and the inspiration behind Amanda McCavour: Bright Little Day Stars.


Bright Little Day Stars Installation Time Lapse

See how this intricate exhibition was installed by CMA staff and volunteers.




The artist would like to acknowledge funding support from the Canada Council for the Arts and from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.


Image above: Amanda McCavour (Canadian, born 1985). Pink Field, Blue Fog, detail, 2016–2022. Thread, machine embroidery. Location: Columbia Museum of Art. Photograph by Drew Baron for the Columbia Museum of Art.