We are all here
Twelve 2-sided vinyl flags installed in trees throughout Erindale Park in October 2020, a temporary public art commission for Mississauga Culture Division in partnership with Mississauga Parks, Forestry, and Environment Division. The works will be on display for one year.
The flags are based on watercolours of species that are found in Credit River Watershed, currently and historically, including four at-risk species, species whose numbers are declining to the point of concern about their potential disappearance from the region. The species selected rely on the river, for fresh water, for food sources found in the river, and directly or indirectly as a habitat as the river is vital to the ecosystem of the Credit River Watershed. The project speaks to the importance of the ongoing conservation efforts, habitat restoration, and park growth.
Learn more about the species and see the map of flag locations at mississauga.ca/we-are-all-here/.
Some of the Many Birds of Kingston
Seven 8′ x 4′ billboards installed on Brock Street in Kingston, Ontario, from July – December 2020. Commissioned as part of the Paved Paradise temporary public art series, for the City of Kingston.
This project features digital reproductions of watercolours of a range of species of birds found in Kingston and in the areas surrounding the city. It celebrates diversity of wildlife by showcasing the perhaps surprising variety of common birds that live in this area.
Three 2-sided vinyl flags hung in a tree at 108 Charles Street, Kingston, Ontario. On view from June 17 – August 17, 2020, as part of the Next Door temporary outdoor exhibition organized by the Skeleton Park Arts Festival and the Union Gallery.
To hear an audio tour of the work, visit the Union Gallery’s soundcloud page.
Puriri Tree and Endemic New Zealand Birds
Acrylic and laytex mural painted for Caretaker Farm, Whangateau, New Zealand, 6’ x 6’ 2”. Completed in February, 2020.
This project highlights 6 species of birds – 5 that are endemic to New Zealand: a Morepork/ruru, Fantail/Piwakawaka, Tui, New Zealand Pigeon/Kereru, and a Bellbird, as well as a Pukeko, a swamphen that was introduced from Australia. They are surrounded by a Puriri tree, also endemic to the islands.