I am excited to invite everyone to the interactive installation Hidden Stories this Saturday, August 24th at Richmond Nature Park.
The interactive installation is inspired by a series of one on one conversations between the artist and the community called Story Exchange. These exchanges were conducted at Richmond Nature Park during the months of June to July 2019. With the artist, participants created a visual map of their relationship with nature starting with their connection to the land and followed by the senses of touch, sight, smell, hearing, taste and memory. The artist then interpreted each of these stories into an illustrated scene and is installed back into the nature to which it came.
My install assistant and I will be there in the wee hours of the morning to set up the 216 little people in their environments. The public is invited to come by between 11:00am to 3:00pm to take a stroll and find these stories of nature. It has been months and months of work leading up to these magical 4 hours. I hope you are all as ecstatic as I am to fully experience it all.
Here are some sneak peeks of a few of my favourite pieces. See you there!