introducing caaw

Two Vancouver artists, Patricia Baun and Michael Staniszkis, join forces to create this dynamic hand-painted canvas rug.

While painted rugs are rooted in tradition, Patricia Baun breathes new life into the craft with inspiring colour and crisp clean design. For caaw, Patricia collaborated with artist/designer Michael Staniszkis. caaw uses the bold contrast of two colours, red and black, to create this striking image of a flock of crows. Black silhouetted figures, standing alone, together and in flight, are set against a deep red background, creating an asymmetrical composition, each bird expressive in emotion, action and meaning.

To view the caaw design in its entirety click here.

caaw is available exclusively at for a limited time. Only 20 will be created. Finished size is 8'x12'. Each will be hand-painted, signed and dated.

Patricia's canvas rugs are all made-to-order. They are cool on the feet and sleek in profile, durable, easy to clean and hygienic. They are fade and stain resistant, hypoallergenic, and even pet and kid friendly. Patricia introduced her first collection of hand-painted canvas rugs in 2002. Since then, her designs have been featured in exhibitions in Vancouver, Montreal, New York and Toronto, in many newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs, among them, The New York Times, Globe & Mail, Elle Decor, Interior Design, Dwell, Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, Azure, MoCo Loco, and

To view more rug designs by Patricia visit the gallery section of this website.