Having started recently to research specific items for the rivers + time + cities artwork, my focus has been on the Don River. Spending time the Toronto Archives, a photograph of snow removal trucks dumping snow into the Don river, struck a chord with me.
Why would the city of Toronto chose to harm our plants and animals by dumping salt and sand into our river, yet plan a revival of its trails and river beds?
We know that in the 60's Toronto treated the don as a sewer system, People like John Routh, the Don Watcher, are an inspiration to me.
This activists' blog is truly beautiful, Please take the time to visit it.
My next focus is the don river + toronto, where I will map, draft and record key moments in time, creating a fusion on paper. Events like 18th and 19th century mills, breweries and brickworks being established, bridges and parkways being erected, trails lost and re-created, naturalists picketing and wildlife nesting. I am truly excited to turn my attention to this river!
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I like to think that the large works on paper on which I assemble different drawing methods represent a kind of inventory or document about the state of the our urban rivers.