'Innocent Flame' refers to the inner child. The show featured work from my travels throughout the Pender Islands collecting drawings from over a hundred adult residents of what they were preoccupied with/used to draw as children. The show itself invited the co-creation of the visitor’s inner child with interactive "living" engagement sculptures at the installation. When people touched the work many of them even gasped at the experience.
Sponsored by Pender Islands Home Hardware Building Centre.
‘Some Things Can Only Be Felt' was an interactive wall sculpture centered upon nostalgic artifacts from childhood. The fabric that must be pushed into in order to experience the work alludes to barriers and distortion of memory, and to the fabric of time.
Participants felt with their left hand while simultaneously drawing what they were feeling on the corresponding surface with their right hand. Taking the two days of drawing layers and visualizing placement of them onto the actual scene that existed behind the fabric touched the vastness of experience we share simultaneously.
Last, but not least, I was happy that I was able to create something which grazed the experience of what it may be like to be blind, for people who have no visual impairments.
The fawn of 'Cover/Uncover' symbolizes the inner child - inviting visitors to be present with their inner child in the moment and either cover it, to protect it (leaf me alone), or to uncover it, so that their inner child can experience the moment more fully.
In Your Hands was a living sculpture that organically evolved with time and the participation of other artists - that is - our community. It engaged the community to create public art by adorning the hands (the sculpture) with items from the shoreline, to remind us that the future of our waters and climate is in our hands. An artist talk was also given for this work through Art Mania BC.
Sponsored by West Vancouver Community Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, British Pacific Properties, The City of West Vancouver, The Province of British Columbia, and The British Columbia Arts Council.