….the artist is Nick Sweetman who worked with First Nations historian Phil Cote
The main idea of this project is to find an effective way to interpret Cote’s cultural experience and knowledge of signs of Indigenous symbols, language and interpretation to those who see it. This will help users digitally experience the stories of the artwork.
….this 500 ft. mural is so large and complex…I’ve divided it into four parts
Excerpt from marlapasquin.ca: The client, Nick Sweetman, is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked with muralists and First Nations historian Phil Cote to design a mural to imbue the indigenous oral traditions of storytelling and traditional spiritual perspectives. The 500 ft nature-themed mural celebrates the plants and animals whose natural habitat is the Toronto shoreline.
Yesterday, my husband and I spent the day in Prince Edward County and one the places we went to was Oeno Gallery at the Huff Estate Winery and Inn. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the lovely art inside the gallery and we noticed that a few more sculptures had been added to the garden outside. After speaking to one of the curators of the gallery we found out that the sculpture garden had grown immensely since our last visit. He was very proud to tell us that they now have over 100 sculptures in the garden.
When we went back outside we walked around to the back of the gallery and sure enough there were sculptures far and wide in the massive gardens that surround the estate. I would have liked to have taken photos of all of them but I decided that I would take more photos on our next visit. I have enough photos for the next three or four weeks so I’ve decided to spread them out.
I know that Marsha expects the art we post to be outside but I figure if the gallery is open to the public and is free to the public then maybe it’s okay to post under this challenge. Back in September the Women’s Art Association of Canada hosted a show for new member like me to display their work.
One of the pieces that impressed me was an installation piece that had to be assembled and then disassembled at the end of the show. The artist took pieces of her grandmother’s couch and other items from her home to create this piece.