PAIRED-ASH ‘WATTLE’ FENCING 2013
the weave is called twining, the material is white ash, and wattle is the old name for similar garden or animal fencing in the british isles. installed in late April, 2013.
material supplied by algonquinagroenergy.com
see this work in its natural habitat here:
TUNNELING INTO SCHOOL 2008-2013
what? why would anyone want to tunnel back into school. well i have no idea, but in the past six years have been investigating how to build living tunnels in school grounds and gardens and have learned a thing or two about willow tunnelling (except how to spell it:).
see the full post here
FURTLE: THE FERTILE FIRE FILLED BREAD OVEN TURTLE (2009)
Shannon Crossman and myself were funded to facilitate the design and build with Sue Cohen and Kerry from SKETCH, an arts resource space for youth in toronto (http://www.sketch.ca). The oven is made of refractory cement, a insulation layer of slip-straw and finished with cob. the cart was assembled with found/upcycled materials.
The vivid process of creating with so many hands this beautiful oven is what I remember. we had no idea that the original form was to become a turtle breathing fire….though this is the beauty of true collaboration…you all jump in a boat and see where you end up (though some people can teach how to plow into the waves..:)
THE MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD REMEMBER 2005
Live painting from a memory of being in Jerusalem when I was thirteen. it is painted on an advertising board in 2005 in the same city, and meant to degrade as people posted more advertisements, as our memory patches and fades.
ELEMENTS OF GREEN DESIGN 2011
. the footage includes years of environmental documentary footage, with compelling statements by key green leaders in toronto (the founders of auto-share and bullfrog power….) as well as architects and designers involved in the evergreen brickworks project.
CLIMATE CONFLUENCE 2008
“THE CONFLUENCE is a week long event where we will come together to share ideas and skills, strengthen our relationships, and create solutions to take care of our basic needs. There will be workshops, performances, trainings and strategy sessions about the issues affecting our communities and our planet, from prisons and police brutality to food sovereignty, health care and disaster relief. It will also include a day of action in coordination with similar gatherings around the world.” description written by conference organizers.
In 2009, from January 16th-18th, a group of activists, environmentalists and students gathered in the University of Saskatchewan, for the first of many conferences created to educate and create plans to oppose tar sands development in the province.
INUK: A SHORT FILM OF MODERN LIFE IN RANKIN INLET, NUNAVUT. (2009)
Children in the Canadian Arctic, in a small hamlet called Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, share their lives and culture to give context to an exhibition of 72 drawings, painted by Morgan Zigler, in the winter of 2009.
observe the paintings, documenting changes the children see here
POWERLESS: A STORY OF CANADA (2008)
what’s better than hitch-hiking by yourself in 2008 from salmon arm, british columbia, to toronto, ontario? making it into a documentary film by asking drivers, “what is the first thing you would do if the power went out forever???”
With jesuit self-proclaimed hunters, native journallists, dumpster diving, and an odd cencus of cross country canada, from the eyes of foollishnature.
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