I usually collaborate with individuals and communities for all of my public art projects. That doesn’t work during COVID, so luckily I have another big group of friends, Trees. I am building a project connecting trees with mental health and creativity which will result in a SOUND WALK up at the beautiful Arboretum at University of Guelph. Basically, we are matchmaking trees and humans for lifelong reciprocal friendships. After all, we are both in crisis- mental illness crisis and climate crisis. We can help each other. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this larger project called HOW TO DRAW A TREE! Thanks to the Arboretum and their smart staff for partnering with me. Stay tuned for announcements on some other pretty fantastic partnerships involving indigenous elders .
OLD LUMPY- THE TREE WITH THE ANSWERING MACHINE at EXHIBITION PARK.
click here to watch the VIDEO: OLD LUMPY
I am also doing a bunch of other mini tree-human engagement projects. Like this fun little one called OLD LUMPY about a old tree with an answering machine…
You can follow along with exploration into trees, creativity and mental wellness on my public HOW TO DRAW A TREE Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1653230351544041