Supporting Ecology, ongoing project series, mixed media, 2016, Edmonton, AB
Supporting Ecology is a series of Permaculture-inspired projects that are made to be accessible and readily available for the average Edmonton resident. The first 4 images are progress shots of a Hugelkulture bed, made from a re-purposed pallet. It is portable for renters and the longer the soil sits, the grass deteriorates and makes the bed sufficient and very nutrient dense. The last images are a bug-hotel to support bugs in the backyard. It provides shelter for pollinators, which supports plant life and gives food for larger animals, also made from found and repurposed materials. (Image 1-4 process shots of Hugelkulture bed, image 5 bug-hotel, image 6 detail of bug-hotel)
Social Seeds: Hope Mission Care Bags, Strathcona Community Hall and Hope Mission, 2015, Edmonton AB
Social Seeds: Hope Mission Care Bags was an ongoing project throughout the month of December, 2015. I accepted donations of bags, toiletries, gloves, hats, scarfs, socks, feminine products and underwear for homeless women. A total of 12 bags were accumulated and donated. Donations were accepted through Strathcona Community Hall and donated to the Hope Mission.
Assistant performer for Brick by Pam Patterson, Sept 2014, Latitude 53, Edmonton AB
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HELLO? CANADA, Print and digital magazine/performance, 2012
HELLO? CANADA was a multi-faceted project involving three separate performances with documentation in the form of a magazine. The magazine, made in the style of Hello Canada was printed and in distribution Sept 2011 in Courtenay B.C. The top right of the magazine shows an insert of myself fishing a large canvas out of the ocean. The canvas had the word GENOCIDE painted on it with red acrylic paint. The magazine also included edited articles and advertisements.
GENOCIDE performance; part one, 2012, Courtenay BC
The Homeless Gallery of Alberta, 2012, performance and found objects, Harcourt House front lawn/alley, Edmonton, AB
The Homeless Gallery of Alberta was a performative piece inspired by the Homeless Museum of Modern Art in New York. Gallery attendees were welcomed by the Director (myself) who ran tours through the gallery space; the back alley of Harcourt House in Edmonton, AB. Garbage and random pieces of the building were selected as art works (i.e. a fire hydrant) and given a title, artist and date. The Director engaged the participants in conversations about the meaning of the work and questioned the absurdity of the gallery space all together.