Recognition of patterns and shapes can profoundly affect how we see ourselves in relation to each other and the world in which we live, to embrace ideas that unite us, not divide us. In observing connections, we can establish associations that lead to kinship and the possibility of peace.” Lori Bailey Cunningham, The Mandala Book (2010).
CITY OF VANCOUVER CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMUNITY NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS DEVELOPMENT GRANT (CNAD) AND
WORKSHOP AND PRODUCTION HISTORY:
JERICHO BEACH FOREST WALK - VANCOUVER, BC - 2014
Intertwined Boundaries, combines walking, listening, photography, collecting found items, and creating a naturalist collage. Here are photographs documenting the workshops and the participant's exploration in naturalist collage making.
The workshop begins with discussion of patterns found in nature, then a walk where items found on the ground are collected and used for collage making.
The workshops are designed to bring participants closer to a sense of nature and landscape while providing art making opportunities in the genre of collage with natural and found objects.
AURORA FESTIVAL - POWELL RIVER, BC
This group walked through the Historic District of Powell River near the mill. For this workshop, the floor was used as a canvas for constructing individual collages.
DOG WALK COLLAGES
"Dog Walk Collages" were inspired while pet sitting Penelope, seen here, while I was caring for a dear friend during the last stages of a terminal illness. I found the creative outlet healing and meditative. The experience became the inspiration for Intertwined Boundaries.
I gathered items from the ground, that caught my eye and when I returned from the walk, made collages spontaneously. These photographs below represent the textures, colours, patterns, and shapes I found during the walks. The items are both natural - that is part of nature, and artificial - that is man-made. From these items, I created the Dog Walk collages and photographed them. As I explored the various items and shapes individually, I photographed and logged each one into a journal.
The following photo gallery depict the various collages made during 14 dog walks.
PHOTO GALLERY OF DOG WALK COLLAGES (2013) Los Angeles, California.