An overview of installations, both independent projects and those done within a social engagement context.
Grooming the Land
2018, at CACiS, Catalunya.
Nothing harvested- nothing taken or added- just gently finger combing the grasses, following the direction the grasses lay from wind and rain on the hillside, making rope “French braid’ style.
Walking the Land in Four Directions
2015 CACiS Catalunya
Departing from the studio each week in a new direction- harvesting plants and making footwear from what was found. 4 pairs of shoes made, each for community members to wear and try walking in the landscape from which the plants were harvested.
Community Wall Repair
2012 coil bound invasive bromilaids, tule, pine needles and other biodegradable local materials
Working with Community in Real Del Monte Mexico
crocheted agave, ixtle, jute with Nopal cactus skeletons
working with community in Real Del Monte Mexico
woven tule mat and “satellite”
Real Del Monte Mexico
salvaged flowers post day of the dead festival made by community members
2012, CACiS, cordage tule net installation made with partcipants from Setba foundation
The Coiled River
Working with invasive English ivy removed from Stanley Park by the Stanley Park Ecology Society approximately 100o people participated in making the Coiled River in summer 2011. The project continued in 2012 resulting in a semi-permenant installation outside Science World on the Seawall.
Over 275 rings were made with community over the summer of 2011 in Stanley Park coiling English ivy into simple basket bases, these were sewn together into a large form, creating a 3 iteration fractal of our original shape. Much thanks due to Derek Irland for his support in this project and to Penny, Haruko, Janet, Anne, Emily, Rachel, Billy and Maggie for assistance in sewing the form together.
Using re-purposed green waste such as Cottonwood and vine maple cuttings, a small water craft sculpture was created
More information about New Canoe
Barraca de Vinya installation, 2010
October 2010 was spent doing a residency at CACIS in the heart of Catalan Spain.
originally made with community in Coal Harbour the Ivy Boat lived in Crab Park pond from 2008-2011 when ir was replaced by new canoe.
SRO for disturbed land
stinging nettle, sewn
“rakings and sweepings” and “whip weave”
Mother’s Dresses: Final Resting Place
Kells, Killkenny Ireland magnolia leaf skeletons, organza